Jewish - Style Braised Brisket recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Jewish - Style Braised Brisket

Serves 6
Cuisine: American
Category: Roasts, Soups & Stews, One Pan
Pomegranate juice shines as a surprise ingredient, striking the perfect note of tart sweetness. You’ll love the sweet and savory balance of the brisket. Tender by braising at 275°F and extra juicy by submerging slices in the braising liquid. You can keep this to one pan if you have a pan large enough (4-quart capacity) with a lid. Or use a roasting pan and cover tightly with foil to braise.
Prep Time
15 mins
Other Time
12 hrs
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
16 hrs 15 mins
  • 3.5 to 4 pounds5-c Certified Angus Beef ® brisket flat
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 to 3 yellow onions, diced (3 cups156 g)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut in large dice (1.5 cups 135 g)
  • 3 ribs celery, cut in large dice (1.5 cups g)
  • 4 to 6 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped (.25 cups 40 g)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces411 g) diced tomatoes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  1. Season brisket evenly with salt and pepper; wrap with plastic wrap, refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 275°F135°C. Remove plastic wrap from brisket. Heat oil in a large braiser or Dutch oven to medium-high heat, Sear brisket 2 to 3 minutes per side, remove from pan.
  3. Lower heat to medium, add onion, carrots and celery to pan; sear 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and tomato paste, sear 2 more minutes. Stir in pomegranate juice, diced tomatoes (with their liquid), bay leaves and fresh thyme.
  4. Return brisket to pan, nestling in the vegetables. Cover tightly, bake 3 to 4 hours until briskets internal temperature reaches 200 - 205°F93.33 - 96.11°C.
  5. Remove brisket to board, let rest 10 min. With a ladle remove excess fat from top of braising liquid. Discard bay leaves and thyme stems from pan. Slice brisket in 1/4 inch6 mm slices and return to pan, submerging slices. Cover and hold 30 minutes before serving.
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