Miriam's Holiday Brisket

Miriam's Holiday Brisket

Serves 8 to 10

Brisket serves as a festive main course for all the Jewish holidays, and it pairs wonderfully with potato latkes. This brisket is covered with a blanket of chopped vegetables, which helps retain the moisture of the meat, resulting in tender and succulent beef. Best when made at least a day ahead. If you don't have a food processor, the vegetables may also be finely chopped by hand.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (5-pound) beef brisket
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, with leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dry wine
  • 1 tablespoon dry vegetable broth mix
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated vegetable or beef bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 dried bay leaves
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Place brisket in large roasting pan, fat side down.

Put parsley, garlic, and onions into a food processor and coarsely chop. Transfer parsley mixture to a bowl, then repeat process with carrots and celery. Combine with parsley mixture and spread over brisket to cover completely. Set aside.

Stir together wine, broth mix, bouillon, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce and pour gently over brisket. Add bay leaves to the pan. Cover and roast 45 minutes to 1 hour per pound, until fork tender, but not too soft (about 4 to 5 hours for a 5-pound brisket).

Baste meat with the vegetables and liquid at least once an hour. Add water as needed to prevent brisket and vegetables from drying out. Discard bay leaves, slice brisket, and serve with vegetables spooned over the top.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: about 7oz, 330 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 22g protein
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