Friday, February 7, 2014

Beef Brisket

This turned out so well we just had to share it.  It would also work well with a pork roast.  And the leftovers made great Cheese-Steak Subs (receipt for that to follow one of these days!)  Thanks, Daniel, for the gift of  Brisket!!   Serves a whole bunch of people . . .  enjoy!

a 6 to 7 lb. beef brisket
salt & pepper to taste
2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
¼ lb. mushrooms, thinly sliced
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tbl. fresh thyme
1 tbl.  dried rosemary, crumbled
2 tbl. vegetable oil
1 stick of butter
½ cup flour
1 cup beer
1/3 cup red wine
4 cups beef broth (we use the low-sodium)

  • Season the brisket with salt & pepper (to taste) and let sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes
  • In a large bowl, combine the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, thyme and rosemary
  • In a large Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat
  • Add the brisket and lightly brown on all sides
  • Remove brisket to a plate
  • Add the butter to the Dutch oven and melt.  Add in the flour to make a dark roux and continue cooking about 10 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  • Add the onion mixture and continue cooking and stirring another 5 minutes
  • Add the beef broth and bring to a simmer
  • Return the brisket to the Dutch oven and spoon the liquid over it
  • Cover and simmer for 5 to 6 hours or until it’s so tender it almost falls apart (every half hour or so you need to turn the brisket over and spoon more liquid over it)
  • Slice the brisket thinly and serve with your favorite side dishes (goes great with potatoes or rice – make a gravy out of the leftover liquid!)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your Brisket recipe. Always looking for a family pleaser.


We would love to hear from you! Please leave us a comment about any of our recipes you have tried, or if you have questions about any recipe. We would also like to have your feedback on the blog in general, as we are new at this and the blog is a work in progress. Thanks!