Beth's Sweet and Sour Brisket

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is my friend's recipe. She got it from her friend Nina who got it from a kosher cookbook she received when she got married.


  1. Place brisket in heavy heated Dutch oven.
  2. Brown meat on all sides over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic. Brown, about 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cover pot and simmer about 3 hours until meat is tender.
  4. You can heat it in the oven if the meat is too large for the pot.
  5. This is best made ahead and you can freeze and reheat it.
  6. Slice meat against the grain.
Most Helpful

This is identical to my mom's brisket recipe that she has been making for years. She uses water instead of wine. Delicious!

megjo77 February 02, 2010

Really wonderful. I used water instead of wine but it was still really fantastic. Thank you.

Krista Roes August 26, 2008