Schwartz Seasoning and Blends – Classic BBQ Review

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Winter is definitely well and truly here to stay with dark cold nights finding us earlier and earlier. However one thing which is sure to make my family and I feel a lot better about a chilly winter’s night is coming home to a plate of comfort food.

Schwartz Seasoning and Blends have always been firm favourites in my spice rack and one of my most used being the Schwartz Classic BBQ Seasoning. BBQ flavoured dishes have always been one of my families favourite meals and the Schwartz Classic BBQ Seasoning makes creating tasty family meals easier and quicker in a busy household.

It’s a versatile seasoning with a delicious BBQ kick which adds a great warmth to meal time on these cold winter’s nights.

My slow cooker is my best friend throughout the winter. Is there anything better than coming home to a cooked and prepared meal with minimal washing up at the end of the day? One of my family’s favourites is the slow cooked BBQ beef brisket. This is the perfect meal for a busy family and one which can be served with a variety of options if there are fussy eaters in the household!

The great thing about slow cookers is marinaring is not always necessary. The meat is left to soak into the flavours of your seasoning as it cooks and due to the meat being in the cooker for such a length of time it is essentially the same as marinating. This Seasoning is perfect for using as a rub for the brisket before placing into the slow cooker for up to 8 – 10 hours. If you don’t have a slow cooker this can also be cooked for 5 hours in a normal oven at around 160.

To create a homemade BBQ sauce; mix vinegar, ketchup, Worcester sauce and garlic along with some more Schwartz BBQ Seasoning and combine in the slow cooker also. After the 8 to 10 hours you can remove the brisket from the slow cooker and place for a couple of minutes in a preheated very hot oven to caramelise the crust. While the brisket is caramelising use this time to bring the BBQ sauce to simmer in the slow cooker until it is a syrupy consistency.

After removing the brisket from the oven carve it into slices and serve. My husband and children love this meal with mash and smokey Southern style beans with the barbecue sauce on top. Alternatively in thick, crusty bread as a hot sandwich with the barbecue sauce drizzled across is always a winner!

The seasoning has so many different recipes it can lend itself to in our house whether it’s over potato wedges, in a soup to give it a subtle warmth or simply to marinade chicken.