3 hrs 15 mins
From "Adventures in Jewish Cooking" by Jeffrey Nathan. I found this in the paper. Cook and serve the NEXT day which I didn't include in the cook time.*Variation in "Jewish Cookery" by Leah H. Leonard is similar but instead of using rosemary and thyme for the spices, her recipe uses 1/8 tsp. ginger, 1/8 tsp. allspice and 2 bay leaves instead. Just thought I'd post this here too.
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- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 (6 lb) beef brisket, whole, outer fat trimmed
- 3 large onions, halved lenghtwise, thinly sliced into half moons
- 3 cups apple cider, as needed
- 1/2 cup molasses, unsulfured
- 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1Position rack in the center of the oven and heat to 325 dgrees F.
- 2heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or small roasting pan over medium-high heat. Add the brisket and cook, turning once until browned on both sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
- 3Add the onions to the same pot and cook, stirring occasionally, just until softened, about 5 minutes. Place the brisket on top of the onions, add the cider and molasses and sprinkle with the garlic and herbs. If necessary, add more cider (or even water) to almost cover the brisket. Bring to a simmer then cover tightly and place in the oven and bake for 3 hours or until fork tender.
- 4Uncover and let the brisket cool in the pot. Cover and refrigerate until the next day.
- 5Scrape off and discard any hardened fat on the surface of the cooking liquid. Transfer meat to a carving board and slice thinly against the grain.
- 6Meanwhile, bring the cooking liquid to a boil over high heat. Taste and if the flavor needs concentrating, simmer for a few minutes to evaporate excess liquid. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 7Return the sliced brisket to the liquid , reduce the heat to medium-low; simmer until heated through. Serve hot with the onions.
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Nutritional Facts for Apple Cider Brisket
Serving Size: 1 (684 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1574.6
- Calories from Fat 1125
- Total Fat 125.0 g
- Saturated Fat 49.1 g
- Cholesterol 331.1 mg
- Sodium 303.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
- Sugars 18.8 g
- Protein 77.7 g