Rating: 4.46 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Imagine delicious, tender slices of brisket, piled high on your plate. You could make this your reality in just a few hours with this simple recipe for the Dutch oven.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle brisket with seasoned salt and black pepper.

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  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear brisket in hot oil until browned on both sides. Transfer brisket to a large plate. Cook and stir onions and garlic in the Dutch oven until vegetables are softened, about 6 minutes. Return brisket to the Dutch oven.

  • Whisk beef broth, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; drizzle broth mixture over brisket.

  • Bring beef mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until beef is very tender and easily falls apart when pulled with a fork, 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove and discard bay leaves. Transfer beef to a platter, reserving liquid in the Dutch oven. Slice beef.

  • Whisk water and flour together in a small bowl; stir into the Dutch oven and bring to a boil until sauce is thickened. Serve sauce over sliced brisket.

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Nutrition Facts

558 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 36.4g; cholesterol 92.1mg; sodium 760.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2017
I altered this recipe by using a cast iron dutch oven and finishing it in the oven instead of on the stovetop. I set the oven at 225 and let it slow cook for three hours instead of on the stovetop as the recipe says. I also used barbeque sauce instead of ketchup. This recipe is a winner and I will definately add it to my favorites. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2016
Made it the first time following the instructions to the dot. It just tasted like ketchup, that was the only flavor we could taste. Out of desperation, I added about 2 table spoons of Worcester Sauce because ketchup brisket did not taste pleasant. That was it! Just add a bit of Worcester to taste and this is amazing! There's a ton of sauce left over from the brisket and it's really good with shredded chicken too. Read More
(8)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2017
I altered this recipe by using a cast iron dutch oven and finishing it in the oven instead of on the stovetop. I set the oven at 225 and let it slow cook for three hours instead of on the stovetop as the recipe says. I also used barbeque sauce instead of ketchup. This recipe is a winner and I will definately add it to my favorites. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2016
Made it the first time following the instructions to the dot. It just tasted like ketchup, that was the only flavor we could taste. Out of desperation, I added about 2 table spoons of Worcester Sauce because ketchup brisket did not taste pleasant. That was it! Just add a bit of Worcester to taste and this is amazing! There's a ton of sauce left over from the brisket and it's really good with shredded chicken too. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2017
Great base recipe! It would've been on the bland side without adding a few ingredients to make it BBQ style. I used white balsamic vinegar instead of apple cider, I added a little more salt, a little less chili powder, and added a good "shakin'" of McCormick BBQ seasoning. It came out so dang good, we are looking forward to the sandwiches tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2019
I made this as it was stated but I left out the cayenne. My family all liked this a LOT I liked it okay. I have never liked sweet and sour dishes though which this reminded me of. I could taste the vinegar and sugar over anything else. I would make this again but i would tweek it somehow. I also used flour to thicken the sauce and make it like a gravy and ate it over mashed potaoes the potatoes seemed to even out the taste for me. I started on the stove top and finished it in the oven 225 for 4 hours. Meat was tender. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2020
I read through the previous reviews and made the following changes: 1/2 cup honey BBQ sauce NO ketchup 1/6 c acv 1 1/2 tsp chile powder No cayenne few splashes of Worcestershire onion powder (to taste) garlic powder (to taste) more salt (to taste) 325 degrees in dutch oven for 3+ hours. Fantastic result! Dined with Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Also made great leftovers! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2020
Nothing basic about it! One of our favs. I use a cast iron dutch oven so it cooks faster. I also do it in the oven instead on 325 for 3-4 hrs. I also used white wine vinegar instead of the acv. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2017
It was very good the first night. The next night the gravy thickened up and made it a lot better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2021
Followed the recipe and cooked at 255 for 2 1/2 hours, raised temperature to 350 for 1 hour. Turned out really good but if it weren't for the really good sauce it would be bland. Served with mashed potatoes and rolls. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2019
good base. use 2/3 cup ketchup 1/3 cup bbq sauce and 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce. everything else is good to go.. Read More