Blazing Brisket


This 'Blazing Brisket' is a family recipe from Hungary which has been passed down through my family for generations.

Prep Time:
1 hr
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs
20 servings


  • 5 pounds beef brisket

  • 2 pounds sliced bacon

  • 5 cups brewed coffee

  • ¼ cup salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • ½ cup minced garlic

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 pound fatback, sliced into small rectangles

  • 2 sweet potatoes, quartered

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 2 ½ tablespoons prepared horseradish


  1. Wrap the brisket entirely in bacon slices, and place into a large glass baking dish. Mix together the coffee and salt. Pour the coffee mixture over the brisket, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and minced garlic. Cook stirring occasionally until butter is melted, and has turned golden. Spread all of the shortening onto the inside of a roasting pan. Place the brisket in the pan with one cup of the coffee marinade. Lay slices of the fatback over the roast. Place sweet potatoes around the perimeter of the roasting pan. Pour the garlic butter over the roast and potatoes. Let stand for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C)

  3. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil, and bake for 4 hours in the preheated oven. The internal temperature of the roast should be at least 145 degrees F (62 degrees C) when taken with a meat thermometer. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

  4. While you wait for the roast, stir together the olive oil and horseradish in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat for at least half an hour, then pour into a small bowl. This is the dipping sauce for the brisket.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

802 Calories
79g Fat
4g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 802
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g 101%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 777mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 335mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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