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Weekend Braised Brisket

Weekend Braised Brisket

Weekend Braised Brisket

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


4 to 6 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

4 Hours

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

You don't have to be equipped with a grill or a smoker to make this rich, barbecue inspired brisket. Braised for several hours in the oven with lots of onion, garlic, and your favorite BBQ seasoning, it's delicious served with potatoes or pasta.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with mashed potatoes, polenta, or egg noodles. Great with horseradish sauce.


1 Tbsp. Seasoning of choice:

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. yellow mustard

1 (4 to 5 lb.) trimmed brisket flat

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced

6 garlic cloves, chopped

1 cup beef broth

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Sea Salt

    Mayan Sea Salt has a clean appearance and flavor but is also an interesting tie to the ancient Mayan way of life. Straight from the sea to your tab...

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  • Coarse Black Malabar Pepper

    This Coarse Black Malabar Pepper makes a hearty peppery seasoning for a variety of savory meals. These coarsely ground black peppercorns have a bol...

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  • Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle

    We call our blend of garlic and onion seasoning Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle, because these two kitchen staples should always be by your s...

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  • Flat Irons Prime Rib Rub

    Flat Irons Prime Rib Rub is an oniony & peppery prime rib seasoning to help you achieve a fully encrusted rib roast. While best used as a tradi...

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  • Native Texan BBQ Rub

    Our Native Texan BBQ Rub was actually created by a Texas customer who received the most votes in a competition to find the best BBQ rub to represen...

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  • Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning

    Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning is a hickory smoked seasoning best used on your favorite cuts of red meat. Rub this hickory seasoning all over th...

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  • Pikes Peak Butcher's Rub

    Pikes Peak Butcher's Rub is best as a meat rub, though it's also quite the versatile all-purpose rub. This salt & pepper-based dry rub for meat...

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Step 1: Season brisket

Stir together Mayan Sea Salt, Coarse Black Malabar Pepper, Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle, seasoning of choice, honey, and mustard. Rub mixture all over brisket. Set seasoned brisket in a large baking dish, fat side up, and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour.

Step 2: Cook brisket

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 250 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 min. Add garlic and cook 1 more min. Remove from heat and stir in beef broth. Spoon onion-broth mixture over brisket. Cover dish tightly with foil. Bake for 4 to 5 hours or until brisket reaches 195 degrees and is fork tender. Remove from oven, replace foil, and rest brisket for 50 to 60 min. before slicing thinly across the grain. Serve with onions and juice spooned over the top.