Oven Roasted Beef Brisket cooked low and slow in the oven until super tender. The brisket is cooked in red wine, vegetables, and beef stock. A perfect make ahead Sunday dinner.
Slow Roasted Beef Brisket
Beef Brisket is the ultimate comfort food. It’s the perfect meal for a lazy Sunday dinner. As an added bonus everything gets cooked in one pan making for an easy clean up. This slow roasted beef brisket comes out tender, juicy and melts in your mouth. I start by searing the outside of the brisket over high heat to get a nice crust and caramelization on the meat. This adds so much flavor and is an important step. I roast my brisket with a mixture of carrots, celery, and onion. I also added a couple of garlic cloves for flavor. As for liquid I used beef broth, red wine and a touch of Worcestershire sauce.
The beef brisket gets roasted in the oven on low heat for 3-4 hours or until tender. I I like to baste my beef brisket every 30 minutes to an hour to keep the meat juicy and tender.
This beef brisket recipe makes enough for four people with a little left over. I love serving leftovers the next day on a roll with melted Swiss cheese and au jus. It is amazing!
How to Cook Beef Brisket
- Season beef: Season the brisket with salt and pepper.
- Sear beef: Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to a cast iron skillet. Over high heat sear the brisket on both sides. This takes about 2 minutes on each side. Take out of the pan and set aside.
- Caramelize vegetables: Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to the same cast iron pan. Cook carrots, celery and onion for about 3-4 minutes until slightly tender. Add garlic and cook for one minute.
- Roast: Add beef stock, red wine, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer. Take off the heat and add in the bay leaves and season with pepper. Place in the oven and cover. Cook until tender 3-4 hours. Baste every 30 minutes to an hour. If you run out of liquid add a bit more beef stock. The brisket should be easy to cut and fall apart when you pull at it with a fork.
- Rest: Take out of the oven and let rest for at least 30 minutes.
- Slice or shred: Brisket against the grain. This is super important for super tender slices of beef.
- Serve: Brisket with drippings from the pan or homemade gravy.
- Store: Leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Reheat: Brisket in the oven covered in foil at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour or until heated through.
What cut of meat should I use?
The cut of brisket I used was a leaner cut known as “first cut” or “flat cut”. It is a thinner slice of brisket with less fat. It’s the perfect cut of meat for roasting and slicing.
Tips for Tender Slow Roasted Beef Brisket
- After your brisket comes out of the oven let it rest for about 30 minutes before slicing into it. This helps the brisket retain the moisture and keeps the meat juicy.
- Feel free to substitute the vegetables for what you have on hand. Any other root vegetable would work great!
- I like to leave the excess fat on the brisket. It helps the brisket to stay moist while cooking.
- Make sure to cut the beef against the grain. This results in a more tender cut of meat.
Can this be made in the slow cooker?
Yes! This is a great meal to make in the slow cooker. Simply sear the brisket as directed and add it to the slow cooker along with the vegetables, wine, stock, bay leaf and seasonings. Cook on low for 8 hours or until tender.
What to serve with Beef Brisket
- Egg Noodles
- Mashed Potatoes
- Scalloped Potatoes
- The BEST Cornbread
- Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts
- Honey Roasted Carrots
- The BEST Green Bean Casserole
- Easy Bacon Cheddar Biscuits
- Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Here are more Beef Recipes to enjoy!
- Easy Beef Stew
- Sesame Beef
- Mongolian Beef
- Tender Beef Stew
- Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef
- Roasted Beef Brisket
Slow Roasted Beef Brisket
- 2 pounds beef brisket "first cut" or "flat cut"
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
- 2 medium carrots medium dice
- 2 stalks celery medium dice
- 1 small onion medium dice
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 1/2 cups beef stock
- 3 tablespoons red wine
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 whole bay leaves
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Season the brisket with salt and pepper.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to a cast iron skillet.Over high heat sear the brisket on both sides. This takes about 2 minutes on each side. Take out of the pan and set aside.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon oil to the same cast iron pan. Cook carrots, celery and onion for about 3-4 minutes until slightly tender.Add garlic and cook for one minute.
- Add beef stock, red wine, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer. Take off the heat and add in the bay leaves and season with pepper. Add the brisket back to the pan.
- Place in the oven and cover. Cook until tender 3-4 hours. Baste every 30 minutes to an hour. If you run out of liquid add a bit more beef stock. The brisket should be easy to cut and fall apart when you pull at it with a fork.
- Take out of the oven and let rest for at least 30 minutes. Cut or shred and serve immediately.
- Serve with some of the pan drippings if desired!
Originally published Sep 29, 2014