Braised Brisket With Onions & Garlic

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place beef brisket, fat side up, in large roasting pan.
  3. Sprinkle brisket evenly with salt, pepper and garlic; top with onions.
  4. Roast in oven 1 hour or until onions are lightly browned.
  5. Add 1 cup hot water.
  6. Carefully cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  7. Reduce oven to 325F and continue cooking 2 hours or until brisket is tender.
  8. To make gravy, skim fat from pan juices.
  9. Add cornstarch mixture to pan juices.
  10. Cook over medium heat until gravy boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
  11. Carve brisket across the grain into thin slices; serve with onions and gravy.
  12. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Most Helpful

5 stars is not nearly enough! This is a super recipe. I made it just as written, darkening the gravy a little bit. Very moist and tender. And the next day, cold sandwiches are also 5 star. Incidently, if your guests are a little late, the finished meat will hold at 170 for an hour with little loss in texture or flavor. Thanks Old Magic for posting. Janet Edited: I forgot to add the 5 stars. Sorry, because this recipe certainly deserves them.

Jezski October 09, 2008

This was REALLY good. Kinda like a poor-man's primerib. My husband and I ate so much our tummies hurt. We had it with baked potatoes and a tomato salad. I only used one onion and did not add the cup of hot water after the first hour.

Angie2B January 26, 2008

I wanted a brisket recipe that wasn't "bar-b-cue-y" and this really fit the bill! Easy, delicious, and very tender. Lots of onions really makes this extra tasty. I added at the end was a little Kitchen Bouquet to darken the gravy. Served with noodles, but mashed potatoes or rice would be just as good. Thanks for sharing!

LaLa Lola April 25, 2005

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