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Our Favorite Hanukkah Briskets - 12 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 4.2/5 (38 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
4.3/5 (19 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 (45 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
4.4/5 (57 Votes)

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Five-Spice powder is rubbed on the brisket before being braised in a broth of soy sauce, beef stock, ginger, and sc...

  • 8 ounces ginger, skin on
  • 2 yellow onions, halved
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (4-pound) brisket
  • 3 tablespoons five-spice powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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This sweet and smokey Dr. Pepper-infused brisket recipe is perfect for your next outdoor gathering or event

  • 1 (6.5-pound) brisket
  • 4 cups apple wood chips, soaked in equal parts water
  • 1/4 cup seasoning rub of your choice
  • 2-liters of Dr. Pepper Soda, or enough to cover brisket
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
4.1/5 (70 Votes)

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Harissa is a Northern African spice blend that gives an exotic, spice-y taste to this beef brisket

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 (2.5-pound) beef brisket
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons harissa
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce of your choice
4.6/5 (11 Votes)

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This Beef Brisket is great with mashed potatoes with the juice spooned over the top and your favorite roasted veget...

  • 2 (10.5-ounce) cans beef consommé
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 (10-pound) beef brisket
3.7/5 (131 Votes)

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Brisket, slow cooked over wood takes 15-20 hours

  • For the brisket:
  • 1 trimmed brisket (5-6 pounds) with a layer of fat at least 1/4 inch thick
  • For the rub:
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse sald
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (optional, I left it out)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon (up to 1 teaspoon) cayenne pepper
  • For the mopping sauce:
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ dry rub
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • For the BBQ sauce:
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
4.4/5 (23 Votes)

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Holiday Brisket is the perfect main course for any holiday gathering or celebration, because it feeds a crowd and t...

  • 1 (3-pound) fresh beef brisket, trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt of you choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® ground black pepper
  • 3 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 packages McCormick® brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 McCormick® bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® basil
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine
4.5/5 (11 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
4/5 (62 Votes)

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Braised brisket in about an hour, with this Pressure-cooker Brisket in a Pinch dinner anything is possible

  • 1 (1.5 to 2-pounds) brisket
  • 3 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle seasoning
4.3/5 (14 Votes)

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