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Baked Beef Brisket

Baked Beef BrisketBasic beef brisket — without the barbecue sauce. Serve with your favorite side dishes, or slice and serve in sandwich rolls dressed with your favorite sauce, toppings and or condiments.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pounds boneless beef brisket
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large onions, thickly sliced
3 tablespoons cornstarch

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place beef brisket, fat side up, in 13 x 10-inch shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle brisket evenly with salt, pepper and garlic. Top with onion.
  2. Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven 1 hour, or until onions turn brown.
  3. Add 1 cup hot water and cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F (150°C) and continue cooking 2 hours or until brisket is tender.
  5. Remove brisket and onions to warm platter. Skim fat from juices or use a gravy separator.
  6. To make gravy, combine 1 cup water and cornstarch. Add to juices in pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until gravy boils and thickens.
  7. Carve brisket across the grain into thin slices.
  8. Serve brisket and onions with gravy.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.