What is a burnt end?Have you ever heard of burnt ends? Well, we hadn't either, but as soon as we arrived in Kansas City, Missouri it was all anyone would talk about! After speaking with a few locals about Kansas City's best barbecue joints, we were directed to Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue where head chef Nick Beffer brought us back into the kitchen to reveal how they make these "golden nuggets" of Kansas City barbecue.
What is a burnt end?
A burnt end is a double seared and smoked point of a brisket that is trimmed off and smoked even further until a nice crisp "bark" forms on the exterior. It is then chopped into cubes and served alone as a platter, or chopped up into a sandwich. Because the point of the brisket is awkwardly shaped and fatty which makes it hard to thinly slice for the brisket platters, it used to be discarded by restaurants. Little did they know they were tossing out a part of the brisket that had the potential to be the best barbecue meat on the planet. It is crunchy and smokyRead More »from Barbecue’s Best Kept Secret