Jewish Grandma's Best Beef Brisket

Jewish Grandma's Best Beef Brisket

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"My mother makes a GREAT beef brisket. She got the recipe after watching a friend's Jewish grandmother make it. It is perfect, delicious and easily kosher for Passover. Enjoy! Great with mashed potatoes or potato latkes (latkes with this meal are also kosher) or roasted vegetables (with olive oil, salt and pepper - also kosher). Mazel Tov!"
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Ingredients

4 h 20 m servings 327 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Season the brisket generously with black pepper. Place in the pan and cook until the surface is a rich brown color, not burnt, but dark. Lift the roast and scatter the onions in the pan. Place the uncooked side of the roast down onto the onions. Repeat the browning process.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan, and fill with enough water to almost cover the roast. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid or tight-fitting aluminum foil. Simmer for 4 hours, turning the roast over once halfway through. The roast should be fork tender.
  3. Remove the brisket to a serving platter. Bring the broth in the pan to a simmer, scraping the bottom to loosen any browned bits. Cook until reduced to a thin gravy. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

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Most helpful positive review

I am a first time cook of Beef Brisket, not to mention, that I don't often cook too much of anything else either, but I longed for the Beef Brisket Sandwich you get in a good Jewish Deli without...

Most helpful critical review

Needs more -- vegetables, carrots, celery, onions -- for a rich pot liquor. Don't use water -- use a rich beef stock. For an excellent piece of meat, be certain to buy a FIRST-CUT BRISKET!!

Needs more -- vegetables, carrots, celery, onions -- for a rich pot liquor. Don't use water -- use a rich beef stock. For an excellent piece of meat, be certain to buy a FIRST-CUT BRISKET!!

I am a first time cook of Beef Brisket, not to mention, that I don't often cook too much of anything else either, but I longed for the Beef Brisket Sandwich you get in a good Jewish Deli without...

I made this recipe and added one more ingredient, it turned out fabulous!! The other ingredient I added, was a packet of onion soup mix. I did not add the beef broth, but added water as the reci...

I'm not a fan of corned beef, which is how most people prepare beef brisket. I have used a similar recipe like this for years, the only differences are: I brown the roast completely before addin...

This recipe saved my dinner. I had an extra large brisket, so I cut it in two and made this and Oh So Tender Brisket. The other turned out like jerky (my fault, I think the recipe has great po...

My picky bf and son loved this. This was my first time to cook a brisket so I don't know what I did wrong. I followed the recipe exactly but the brisket did not come out fork tender as stated....

This was my first time making brisket and it was awesome. It was so tender and flavorful and the gravy was so good. I can't wait to have it again. Thanks for posting.

I really love brisket, after all, I'm Jewish. The thing is, this recipe, and most I have found, leave this overcooked dry outcome. Whenever I go to those fancy buffets that serve brisket, they a...

Delicious! Everyone heard we were having brisket and thought of the corned beef, but were plesentaly surprised with this recipe. Its really tasty. I also browned the second side before puttin...