Today after church I came home and prepared oven braised brisket for our dinner tonight. Recently we purchased a half of a half of a cow, so far we have been very pleased.
Oven Braised Brisket:
1 (4lb) beef brisket
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 TSP black pepper
1 large onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced lengthwise
1 cup beef stock.
1 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Special equipment: parchment paper
Put a rack in middle of oven and preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Pat brisket dry and rub salt and pepper all over it. Heat oil in a 12 inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Add brisket and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a 13 by 9 inch baking dish.
Add onion to skillet and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently , until browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Add stock and deglaze skillet by boiling, scraping up brown bits, for 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
Pour sauce over brisket. Cover meat with a sheet of parchment and cover pan tightly with foil. Braise in oven, turning meat once, until fork tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Transfer brisket to a cutting board and slice across the grain. Skim off and discard fat from surface of sauce. Serve sauce spoon over meat.
I also made coleslaw and some crescent rolls from a package I’m not that adventurous. What did you and your family have for dinner tonight?