Saturday, January 3, 2009

Slow Roasted Beef Brisket - a Hearty Winter Meal!

Winter is a great time for trying slow roasted meats and stews...things you would never think of making in the middle of summer when the oven would be on for hours. Beef brisket is one of my winter favorites. There are tons of recipes for brisket out there and everyone has a favorite - this is mine. The recipe came to me by way of a good friend. You can serve it alone over mashed potatoes with a vegetable on the side but I like it best served on a crusty roll with the delicious juices and plenty of onions!

If you can roast the brisket the day before and refrigerate it overnight it slices beautifully and you can easily separate the fat from the juices.


Beef Brisket 

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• 5 pound trimmed beef brisket
• 2-3 onions, sliced
• 2-3 cloves garlic, sliced thin or minced
• 1 16-oz Bottle Wishbone Italian Dressing
• Red wine (about 2 cups)

Preheat Broiler

In a heavy cake pan or other large oven-proof shallow dish, broil brisket until well-browned on both sides.

Drain fat and add sliced onions, garlic, dressing and wine.

Reduce oven to 300.  Cover pan with foil and roast for about 4 hours. This can also be prepared in a slow cooker, after the browning of the brisket.  Increase cooking time according to your slow cooker.  Perhaps 2-3 hours more than oven method. 

If possible, allow to cool overnight in the pan juices with onions, which will make it easy to remove the fat from the meat and juices.  Slice the meat, return to the defatted pan juices and reheat either on the stove or oven for about 20-30 minutes.

Slice and serve on crusty rolls with onions and pan juices.



  1. Mmmmmmmm, looks delish! Thanks for the new recipe, Susan. I love brisket and have only made it one way, so I look forward to trying this. Funny thing is I was in the store just a few hours ago and they didn't have a brisket and I was so disappointed, I got some chuck cubes for a stew instead.

  2. Gorgeous brisket ...Susan. We have recipe that we've used 30+ years (maybe we're in a rut). Of course it's barbecued.

    And your new banner, another one of your paintings? Beautiful and it comes with snow!

  3. Beautiful painting, Susan,
    I have only painted rooms, chairs, etc! Not too much talent!

    And the brisket looks wonderful! Perfect winter meal!

  4. looooooooooove your new header! makes me think of growing up at tahoe, just wonderful susan!

    i have never made a brikset, just boiled corned beef... i swear its just not a ca thing, never even seen the cut of meat before...

  5. I am so glad you made the 2009 resolution to get back into painting because after seeing this one and the pear one you are too talented not to be doing more of it! WOW! Just beautiful and the beef sounds good too.

  6. You are all so kind! Thank you!

  7. Susan, the header took my breath away! A true gift you have! The header picture reminds me of our cottage that we love so much.

    I'll have to look for a beef brisket (not corned) in the grocery store. Like Jain, I haven't seen it.

  8. Delicious beef brisket with crusty roll!

    First time here, your header banner is amazing. Great work! Happy New Year!

  9. Jain and Debbie, I found my brisket at Sam's Club.

    Thank you for stopping by, Pig Pig :)

  10. You're banner is amazing, Susan. What talent you have!

    and the brisket looks outstanding! Perfect comfort food!

  11. This looks wonderful! Right you are that everyone has a favorite brisket recipe, i know I do :) I have bookmarked this to try it!

  12. I really love your beautiful website and pictures and all.

    Of course, we can't afford brisket because we had to leave florida and move to Atlanta because my boyfriend Big Bear had some problems in Clearwater.

    But as soon as we start receiving our coupons nere, I am going to buy a brisket at Costco and try your recipe.

    Staff member, SeriousEats

  13. Count me in as a fan of your new header..You can change once a month if you wish:) Like a monthly vernissage for us?
    Is it new? Did you paint it this year?

    I miss my tulips when it's Christmas.. we move things around for that one month..and it goes in a safe place with a few other treasures till the choir gets laid to rest .

  14. That looks so, so good. I had the Brisket at Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona a while ago.

    Few things come close, do they?

  15. Susan, gorgeous painting!

    I've only tried Carol's brisket, but I'd like to give yours a try too. Mike loves it! I'll have to check out Sam's.

    I came here looking for your savory strata and I get lagnaippe!

  16. Susan, you've rendered me speechless. I think I'll just stare at the food for a while longer


  17. I'm looking forward to this recipe.nice share and also nice making details.
    Beef brisket recipes


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