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Our Favorite Hanukkah Briskets - 32 recipes

How do you like your brisket? We have recipes that will transform this normally tough cut of beef into a tender and tasty delicacy. Flavorful rubs and marinades add flair to the culinary adventure!

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By mahto

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (31 Votes)
Texas-Style Smoked Brisket 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 90
Cooking time 850

  • EQUIPMENT:
  • 1 (10 to 12-pound) whole beef brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 1/3 cup Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup freshly ground black pepper
  • a gas grill with a full tank of propane and a drip tray
  • 8 cups all-natural hardwood chips, preferably hickory, for smoking
  • a smoker box
  • a grill or analog thermometer (we recommend it even if your grill has one)

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A beautiful braised brisket rubbed with crushed garlic and green onions, then cooked with sweet leeks and parsnips ...

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 (3 1/2 to 4-pound) brisket
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled, sprinkled with pinch of salt and crushed with mortar and pestle
  • 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 pounds small parsnips, bottoms trimmed, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, plus 1 tablespoon divided
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 pound leeks, ends trimmed, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices, washed well
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 quart beef stock, heated
4.5/5 (15 Votes)

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A simple but intensely flavorful way to prepare brisket filled with the flavors of fresh rosemary, cipollini onions...

  • 1 (4-pound) beef brisket flat, cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 large white onions, cut in half and thinly sliced (6 loosely packed cups)
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped and divided
  • 1 (10-ounce) package cipollini onions, peeled
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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This Smoked Brisket recipe is cooked low and slow, the way succulent BBQ is meant to be cooked

  • RUB:
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 6 tablespoons black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoons cayenne
  • 1 (10 to 12-pound) whole beef brisket
4.5/5 (16 Votes)

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Brisket braised in red wine with onion, carrot, celery, and rich pancetta is best served with a sauce made from the...

  • BRISKET:
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (4-pound) beef brisket
  • 2 Spanish onions, 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 carrot, 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 2 celery stalks, 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 4 ounces pancetta, 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 cups Barolo or other hearty red wine
  • 2 cups basic tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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When Bruce Aidells was growing up, his family's Hanukkah-Christmas celebration always meant brisket, and this was o...

  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoons freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 (6-pound) flat-cut brisket
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms, about 1/2-ounce
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons pure olive oil
  • 2 cups dry vermouth or white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  • 2 cups canned Italian tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, chopped
4.5/5 (71 Votes)

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Looking for an easy way to prepare beef brisket and still impress your friends? This is it! What's crazy is how goo...

  • 1 (3 to 4-pound) brisket cut of beef
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup of water
4.6/5 (61 Votes)

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Smoking and then baking this Sweet & Spicy Glazed Brisket makes for a tender, flavorful meaty masterpiece that ever...

  • 1 (4-pound) fully-trimmed brisket
  • 1 cup brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
4.5/5 (57 Votes)

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This Barbecued Beef Brisket Recipe is sure to be the star of countless dinner party and holiday gatherings, and a t...

  • BRISKET:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 (2 to 2.5-pounds) fresh beef brisket, trimmed
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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This rich and hearty Braised Brisket recipe is a scrumptious main course to serve at any celebratory dinner party o...

  • 1 well-trimmed beef brisket, about 3.5-pounds
  • coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
4.9/5 (10 Votes)

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Slow-Cooker Braised Brisket or Machaca is the perfect main course for filling scrumptious tacos with

  • MARINADE:
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Maggi sauce or 1 tablespoon soy sauce plus 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (3 to 4-pound) beef brisket, trimmed, and cut into 3 large pieces
  • BRISKET:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion, about 1 large
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, about 1 large
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with their juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • TOSTADAS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded slow-cooker braised brisket, heated, about 3 1/2 cups
  • 8 (4-inch) crisp corn tostada shells
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and finely diced
  • 1 cup fresh tomato salsa
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 4 ounces crumbled queso fresco cheese, about 1 cup
  • lime wedges, for serving
5/5 (1 Votes)

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This recipe makes an excellent brisket and creamy sauce to stuff your tacos with and, best of all, it serves a crow...

  • RANCHERO SAUCE:
  • 1 (6-pound) boneless flat-cut beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke, any variety
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar or can of roasted piquillo peppers or roasted red peppers
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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Whether you cook this brisket in the oven or a crockpot, you’ll be amazed at the flavor and tenderness that resul...

  • 4 to 6 pound beef brisket, visible fat untrimmed
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Coca Cola
  • 1 cup bottled chili sauce (may substitute ketchup)
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
4.6/5 (29 Votes)

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Feed a crowd without all that hard, strenuous work with this Slow-Cooker Barbecue Beef Brisket recipe

  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (5-pound) fresh beef brisket (not corned beef)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium beef, chicken, or vegetable broth or water
4.8/5 (10 Votes)

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Beer-Braised Brisket is braised in the lager of your choice for a rich flavor that just cannot be beat

  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 (8 to 10-pound) untrimmed flat-cut brisket
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 (12-ounce) can lager
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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