Jewish Grandma's Best Beef Brisket Recipe

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  1. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Season the brisket generously with black pepper. Place in the pan and cook until the surface is a rich brown color, not burnt, but dark. Lift the roast and scatter the onions in the pan. Place the uncooked side of the roast down onto the onions. Repeat the browning process.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan, and fill with enough water to almost cover the roast. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid or tight-fitting aluminum foil. Simmer for 4 hours, turning the roast over once halfway through. The roast should be fork tender.
  3. Remove the brisket to a serving platter. Bring the broth in the pan to a simmer, scraping the bottom to loosen any browned bits. Cook until reduced to a thin gravy. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1112.3 Kcal (4657 kJ)
Calories from fat 735.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81.7g 126%
Cholesterol 244.94mg 82%
Sodium 5530.13mg 230%
Potassium 1692.45mg 36%
Total Carbs 21.78g 7%
Sugars 8.86g 35%
Dietary Fiber 4.52g 18%
Protein 70.6g 141%
Vitamin C 139.7mg 233%
Iron 9.2mg 51%
Calcium 93.2mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 160.46 Kcal (672 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.79g 126%
Cholesterol 35.34mg 82%
Sodium 797.77mg 230%
Potassium 244.15mg 36%
Total Carbs 3.14g 7%
Sugars 1.28g 35%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 18%
Protein 10.18g 141%
Vitamin C 20.2mg 233%
Iron 1.3mg 51%
Calcium 13.4mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 28.3
  • 29

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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