Brisket Recipes

Brisket recipes are truly flavorful. Braising is our favorite way to cook brisket -- with red wine, beer, chili, and of course we adore slow cooker brisket. But perhaps the best thing about brisket is that this large piece of meat yields plenty of leftovers. Leftover brisket is never a problem neither are Reuben sandwiches.

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Instant Pot Brisket

Rating: 4 stars 1
Cozy up to homemade brisket in no time with this recipe that uses the pressure cooking function on your multicooker. With tender slices of brisket, sweet sautéed onions, and perfectly cooked carrots and potatoes, this delivers all of the favorite flavors of a traditional braise in half the time. 

Wine-Braised Brisket

When brisket is braised, it becomes extraordinarily juicy and tender. For a springtime spin on the classic recipe, we used a dry white wine instead of the usual heavier red.

How to Make Perfect Brisket for Passover

Learn how to prepare Jewish-style brisket that's moist, tender, and just right for the seder table.
By Victoria Spencer

Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

When Sarah Carey, our editorial director of food and entertaining, was a kid, holiday visits to her grandparents' house often included her grandma's sweet-and-sour version of classic beef brisket. She recreated it from memory, one bite at a time, using three key ingredients: Chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Braised Brisket with Carrots, Garlic, and Parsnips

Rating: 3.5 stars 81
Brisket is often the star of a traditional Passover meal. This crowd-pleasing rendition is oven-braised low and slow with red wine and aromatics. Root vegetables like carrots and parsnips cook in the same roasting pan, making this a one-pot meal. For step-by-step photos, see our Brisket 101 How-To.

Slow-Cooker Brisket and Onions

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Braising in a slow cooker turns a tough, less-expensive cut of beef into a flavorful, hearty meal that's ideal for Passover and sure to become a family favorite.

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 3 stars 2060
Making corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker is the easiest way to enjoy this St. Patrick's Day favorite without having to watch over a simmering pot on the stove. There's just 15 minutes of prep, and then the slow cooker takes over, cooking the meat and vegetables for up to eight hours. Adding the cabbage wedges toward the end of the cooking time ensures they'll be green and tender.

Brisket and Potato Stew

Rating: 4 stars 41
Our slow-cooker beef brisket is the star of this warming one-pot stew. The braised meat lends this soup long-simmered flavor in a fraction of the time.

Braised Brisket

Rating: 3.5 stars 112
Meltingly tender brisket is the centerpiece of a family-friendly meal; leftovers make a tasty pasta ragu. If you plan to make Linguine with Beef and Onions, reserve eight ounces of sliced cooked brisket; refrigerate in a covered container until ready to use.

Orange-Braised Brisket

Orange wedges and triple sec brighten up the braising liquid for this rich beef dish. Serve over Creamy Stone-Ground Grits with Slow Scrambled Eggs and Roasted Tomatoes and Mushrooms for the perfect Make-Ahead Southern Brunch.


Rating: 3.5 stars 82
TV chef Thomas Joseph traveled to Vietnam to study pho, the country's traditional noodle soup; he came back with this authentic recipe. Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 304.

Quick-Brined Corned Beef and Vegetables

Corned beef—a St. Patrick's Day standby—is made from brisket that has been cured and preserved with salt, sugar, and various spices. That's right: salt and a little time are all you need to transform a tough, lean brisket into a tender braise that is right at home alongside cabbage and in-season root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. Made with efficiency in mind, the beauty of this corned beef is that it  cures in just five days—about a third of the time that most other recipes take. 

Inspiration and Ideas

Homemade Corned Beef with Vegetables
Rating: Unrated 105
The brisket in this Homemade Corned Beef with Vegetables needs to brine for two weeks, so plan ahead. Pink curing salt develops flavor and while the brisket can be made without it, the result won't be as intense.
Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket
Rating: Unrated 121
Slow braising an otherwise tough cut of meat like brisket turns the beef meltingly soft. This dish will warm you on chilly fall and winter nights.
Coffee-Glazed Oven Brisket
Rating: 3.5 stars 34

This moist and flavorful oven-braised brisket comes from Joanne Mulvihill of Long Valley, New Jersey. Serve it with your favorite mashed potatoes.