Is "boiling beef" equal to a brisket?
I was asked to smoke a couple briskets for an office get together. My supervisor agreed to supply the briskets if I cooked them (he raises cattle on his farm and has them custom butchered to his liking). Generally I try not to agree to cook "other people's meat" for obvious reasons that will follow, but I figured I'd give it a try this one time.
Anyway, I was given the meat today which is frozen and wrapped in butcher's paper. Stamped on the paper, are the words "BOILING BEEF".
Are these two cuts of beef brisket? They are approximately 5-6 lbs each. I fully understand they are not packers. A quick google search shows that it may be brisket, rump roast, or flank steak.
This might be a good time to mention that also stamped on the package is "JAN 19 2008". What have I gotten myself into?
Is there anyway I could cook this meat (if it is truly brisket) like a brisket and have it turn out?
Thanks for your help.