Make the Best Beef Brisket


  • 4 lb.beef brisket                                                                                                                                       
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 potatoes, halved
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 c.low-sodium beef broth



Step 1:     Preheat oven to 425°. Season brisket generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 2:    Place potatoes in a large roasting pan and drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place brisket on top of potatoes, fat side up.

Step 3:    Roast until brisket develops a deeply golden brown crust on top and potatoes are cooked, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Step 4:    Reduce oven to 300°. At this point, remove potatoes if roasted potatoes are desired, or leave in pan for stewed potatoes. Add broth to pan and season beef again with salt and pepper. Cover pan tightly with foil.

Step 5:    Return to oven and continue cooking until brisket is tender and a fork meets almost no resistance when inserted, about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Step 6:    Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing (against the grain for tender slices!). Serve with potatoes.

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