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Test Kitchen Approved

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

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Sea Salt

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  • Coarse Black Malabar Pepper

    Malabar black peppercorns are named for the region from which they are harvested, the Malabar Coast of India. These peppercorns have a bold and wel...

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  • Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle

    This salt-free blend of two kitchen staples is easy to use and always at the ready. Add the perfect blend of garlic and onion to any meal with just...

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  • Flat Irons Prime Rib Rub

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  • Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning

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  • Reduced Sodium Beef Style Broth Concentrate

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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.