Braised Corned Beef Brisket

Braised Corned Beef Brisket

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"You have never had corned beef like this and if you try it, I truly believe you will never go back to the the traditionally 'boiled' beef. This recipe was given to my mother-in-law during WWII by her Jewish boarding house owner and it has become a treasured family recipe. Unlike the commonly boiled corned beef, this is a slow braise that is tender, flavorful, and has a caramelized surface when it's done. I serve it with colcannon, steamed cabbage wedges, braised carrots, and parsnips. It is our favorite St. Patrick's/Jewish dinner, but we love it so much that I cook it year around."

Ingredients 6 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 455 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 33.7 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 30.6 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 1877 mg
  • 75%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Discard any flavoring packet from corned beef. Brush brisket with browning sauce on both sides. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown brisket on both sides in the hot oil, 5 to 8 minutes per side.
  3. Place brisket on a rack set in a roasting pan. Scatter onion and garlic slices over brisket and add water to roasting pan. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven until meat is tender, about 6 hours.
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Baking Nana

Awesome recipe - Easy and so delicious! Thank you Mauigirl. This is a keeper for sure. After searing I placed the corned beef on a rack above the little bit of water - followed the instructions as stated - the wonderful aroma of this braising was not to be believed. I offered to set some aside for my daughter to take home to her corned beef hating husband and he absolutely loved it. I will have to make more tomorrow. Thank you! UPDATE I made this again last night. I got a really nice flat cut corned beef at Costco - very lean. I used about a tablespoon of the browning sauce. I triple wrapped the corned beef in heavy aluminium foil on a baking sheet. It cooked for about 5 hours at 275. We ate some for dinner and then I used a slicer to thin slice the rest for sandwiches. Perfection!

Cathy Myers

Out o' Sight brisket recipe, Jules! I copycatted your menu exactly and oh what a treat! Like Baking Nana, I bought my flat cut brisket at Costco, followed your directions to a "T" with one tiny addition of more sliced garlic and onion just because onions and garlic are in their own food group at Cathy Myers' house! Flavorful, fork tender - the very best we've ever had! I will NEVER return to yukky boiled meat again! I found myself cutting off chunks of the leftovers for a protein snack! Couldn't help myself! Randy got his Reuban sammie fix that's for certain! Thanks again for sharing, Julie!


I am the submitter and I wanted to give an important tip here.....cover tightly or wrap the brisket tightly with foil and do not be tempted to check the status during the long braise. You will lose too much steam and your brisket will dry out.There is very little water in this recipe because corned beef briskets are brined and have soaked in alot of water which will release during the cooking process. Luck o' the Irish to you!