11 Brisket Recipes

Is any cut of meat as versatile and as revered as brisket? Doubtful. Here, nearly a dozen of our go-to brisket recipes.

A sliced piece of braised brisket with red wine and honey laying on a cutting board with a large knife and covered with braised onions.
This braised brisket with red wine and honey is sweet and tangy and fall-apart tender and so perfect it makes us go weak in the knees. And it’s a hunk of beef large enough to feed a crowd so it has that going for it, too.
A yellow Le Creuset pot with Nach Waxman's sliced beef brisket inside
The brisket is partially cooked, removed from the oven, and sliced. It's then returned to the oven to cook completely. Juicy, deeply flavorful, and amazingly tender. Genius.
A partially sliced barbecue beef brisket on a cutting board with spice rub, hot sauce, and pickle slices scattered around it.
This true Texas-style brisket made with brisket, barbecue sauce, and a coffee and chile rub on your smoker.
A sliced Texas brisket on a wooden board with a knife lying beside it.
Texas brisket is a very, very special thing. It's essentially just perfectly smoked bbq brisket with nary a trace of rub. It doesn't need any accoutrement. It's just beefy exquisiteness.
An enamel baking dish holding a sliced oven brisket topped with onions with jus on the side.
Our Edna Lewis’s oven brisket recipe is a classic. It’s an eminently affordable Sunday supper made with a bare minimum of ingredients—essentially just brisket, onions, and love.
Two chipotle maple barbecue beef brisket tacos on a wooden surface.
This chipotle maple barbecue beef brisket is beef brisket is massaged with a tangy spice rub and slathered with a barbecue sauce packed with sweet heat. Balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and chipotle all contribute to its superbly smooth flavor.
A plate of shredded Coca-Cola brisket with a fork resting in the meat.
This knee-wobbling tender Coca cola brisket is as easy as tossing brisket and Coca cola, onion soup mix, and chili sauce into the oven or slow cooker and walking away.
A partially sliced smoked coffee brisket on a wooden cutting board with a meat fork resting beside it.
Smoked brisket with coffee takes a few of our favorite things and combines them into a meltingly tender, spicy, and smoky masterpiece.
A partially sliced homemade pastrami on a wooden board.
For this homemade pastrami, beef brisket is brined (or corned) in a pickling mix for 5 days. The now-corned beef is rubbed with black pepper, coriander, and smoked paprika, and baked in the oven. If you must smoke it, see the variation.
Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.
Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. It's essentially brisket that's given a makeover by letting it linger in an easy brine with spices and then slowly braised until falling-apart tender. Here's how to make it (including a slow-cooker variation).
French onion brisket in an oval enamel casserole dish on a white background.
This recipe is my way of taking poetic license with brisket, drawing inspiration from French onion soup for a braising liquid of caramelized onions and garlic, deglazed with apple brandy.



  1. They look so juicy and yummy! Wish I could have some for my breakfast.. YES, I eat meat for breakfast :-))

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