Old-Fashioned Beef Brisket Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Beef Brisket Recipe

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Tender slices of beef smothered in onions in a sweet tomato sauce give this entrée an old-fashioned feel. It is simple to prepare and delicious comfort food.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 277 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil on all sides; drain. Top with onions. Combine the ketchup, water and wine; pour over meat and onions.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice brisket across the grain. Thicken sauce if desired; serve with beef. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Beef Brisket in Reminisce December/January 2009, p50

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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mars1105 User ID: 5503703 111317
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"I made it once with a lg brisket in a Nesco for 4 hours at 400 pour a bottle of ketchup and a bottle of duck sauce over it and thats it."

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