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Holiday Brisket


Holiday Brisket is the perfect main course for any holiday gathering or celebration, because it feeds a crowd and the preparation time for this recipe is only 20 minutes. Serve this dish with all of your favorite holiday condiments and side dishes, but most importantly serve with good friends and family, and a superb glass of red wine.

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  • 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


Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 230mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place brisket in roasting pan or Dutch oven. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Add carrots, celery, and onions to pan. Mix tomatoes, gravy mixes, water, bay leaves, basil, and wine in a medium bowl. Pour over meat. Cover.

Bake for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves. Transfer meat and vegetables to serving platter. Slice meat across the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices. Skim fat from pan juices. Serve with meat and vegetables.

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