Friday, October 14, 2011

Slow Cooker Brisket

Its Friday! That means it's time for another Your Recipe- My Kitchen Post.

This was the fabulous meal I prepared for Rosh Hoshana.  It was so good - major comfort fest going on here.  This was the type of meal that makes you feel all giddy and happy.  I did not plan well this year for the holiday.  When it comes to Thanksgiving my menu is planned way in advance and  I spend the week prepping ingredients.  Not Rosh Hoshana, I spent half the day trying to figure out what I wanted to do.  I found this great Slow Cooker Brisket recipe, it is from The Shiksa in the Kitchen - and it was perfect!  I made my own Tzimmis to go with it - recipe to come soon. I also served it with some yellow rice to round out the meal a bit and soak up all the tasty juices from the other dishes.  As I mentioned this brisket is a great comfort dish and perfect for this time of year.  Enjoy!

What you need:
4-6 pound beef brisket
2 large onions, diced
3 bay leaves
¼ cup of water
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sage powder
6 garlic cloves, peeled

What you do:
Rinse brisket and pat dry with paper towels.
Cover the bottom of the slow cooker with the diced onion, bay leaves, and water.
   Mix all seasonings together in a bowl and rub both sides of the meat with mixture.
Place the brisket on top of the onions with the fatty side facing up. Place the garlic cloves on top of the brisket.  Cook brisket on low for 8-10 hours (or if you spend half the day trying to decide what to make - you will need to set this on high for 4 - 6 hours.). Turn the brisket once halfway through cooking. The brisket is done when it’s fork tender.
While the brisket is cooking, check occasionally to make sure that the bottom of the cooker is moist. If the meat becomes dry, add 1/4 cup of water.
After cooking, remove meat from slow cooker and allow it to rest for about 15 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with strained juices.


  1. My family LOVES brisket so even though we're not jewish I might have to make this for them next time I'm over!

  2. oh yummy come see what I shared at

  3. Love it! I'm a huge fan of my slow cooker, it got me through 3 weeks of temporary housing.

    Thanks so much for linking up to MomTrends this week! :o)


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