Holiday Braised Brisket

Servings 6 Servings


  • 3 lb brisket excess fat trimmed
  • Avocado oil or any neutral oil
  • 2 yellow onions cut into half moon slices
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed & peeled
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Small bunch of parsley
  • 3-4 Yukon gold potatoes cut into chunks
  • 6 carrots chopped
  • Salt & pepper
  • Bread for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 30Generously season your brisket with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a Dutch oven or oven safe pot with lid over medium heat. Once the pan is piping hot, add a drizzle of oil then sear the brisket for about 5-6 minutes each side. Don’t touch the brisket until it’s ready to flip to ensure you get a nice crust on it. Set aside.
  3. Add another drizzle of oil if needed then add the onions and garlic to the pot. Saute until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan and scrape any bits at the bottom, then add ketchup and stir to combine. Add in the tomatoes and broth then place the brisket in. Tie the thyme and parsley together with twine and add on top of the liquid. Bring to a light boil then cover and bake for 1 hour.
  4. Add the carrots and potatoes and bake for an additional 2 1/2 hours. Serve with a crunchy baguette for dipping!