As a food lover and a professional writer, I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try and share with others. For me, cooking is more than just a hobby – it’s a way to connect with people, explore new flavors, and create memories that last a lifetime. That’s why I’m excited to share this delicious braised brisket recipe with you!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
- Recipe Category: Main Dish
- Recipe Cuisine: American
- Aggregate Rating: 4.5/5
- 1 (4-5 pound) beef brisket
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Sear the brisket on both sides until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
- Remove the brisket from the pot and set aside.
- Add the onion and garlic to the pot and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary, salt, and black pepper to the pot.
- Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
- Return the brisket to the pot and spoon the sauce over the top.
- Cover the pot and transfer to the preheated oven.
- Bake for 3 hours or until the brisket is fork-tender.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Slice the brisket against the grain and serve with the sauce.
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- Q: Can I use a slow cooker instead of the oven?
- A: Yes, you can cook the brisket in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
- Q: Can I use a different type of wine?
- A: Yes, you can use any dry red wine that you prefer.
- Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
- A: Yes, you can make the brisket ahead of time and reheat it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.
- Q: Can I freeze the leftovers?
- A: Yes, you can freeze the leftover brisket in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
- Q: What should I serve with the brisket?
- A: This brisket pairs well with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple salad.
- Q: Can I use a different cut of meat?
- A: Yes, you can use a chuck roast or short ribs instead of brisket.
If you’re new to cooking brisket, here are a few tips to help you get the best results:
First, make sure to sear the brisket before braising it. This will help develop a rich, caramelized flavor and a crispy crust.
Second, be patient! Brisket is a tough cut of meat that requires a long, slow cooking process to become tender and flavorful.
Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different seasonings and spices. This recipe calls for thyme and rosemary, but you could also try adding cumin, smoked paprika, or chili powder for a different flavor profile.