Simple Beef Brisket

This Simple Beef Brisket recipe makes the perfect Sunday night dinner.

Simple Beef Brisket Recipe

What is Beef Brisket?

Brisket is a beef cut taken from the breast section of the cow.  It’s known as being one of the least tender cuts of beef, and it’s a relatively inexpensive boneless cut.

All of that information about beef brisket kind of makes it sound like it might be awful to prepare.  If it’s cooked correctly, beef brisket is excellent!

Serving of Simple Beef Brisket

What is the best way to cook brisket?

Beef brisket can be smoked or braised.  A smoked brisket is typical Texas-style, cooked at 225 degrees for 8 to 12 hours.  As you can imagine, this renders the beef as very tender.

Braised beef brisket is the Jewish method of cooking.  It’s cooked in a sauce with vegetables for at least 3 hours, absorbing the liquid and flavors and becoming tender using this method as well.  This recipe uses the braising method.

Simple Beef Brisket

I really love to cook low and slow type dinners for Sunday night dinner with my family.  This recipe is perfect for that.  It cooks four hours in an easy-to-mix-together sauce with onions and carrots, resulting in a wonderful, tender cut of beef.

While your dinner is cooking for 4 hours, you can do the laundry, get things done from your to-do list, or just take a nap!  45 minutes before your timer goes off, prepare the sides you want to serve with your brisket.

I also look at this recipe as one that is nice to prepare on a chilly day.  Your oven will give off heat and keep your house nice and toasty!

Serving of Simple Beef Brisket

If you’re looking for dishes to serve with your beef brisket, you might like to try my Creamy Buttermilk Cole Slaw or these Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits. Classic Potato Salad, Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes and Spicy Sweet Green Beans are also good sides to brisket.

5 from 6 votes

Simple Beef Brisket

Love this simple brisket recipe.  It's one that everyone loves!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword brisket
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 408 kcal


  • 2 1/4 pounds beef brisket
  • 1 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mango chutney
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 large carrots, peeled & chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the brisket, fat side up, in a roasting pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together worcestershire sauce, mango chutney, ketchup and mustard. Pour over the brisket. Sprinkle the chopped onions on top of the brisket. Bake for one hour, uncovered.

  3. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the carrots around the brisket. Cover and bake for an additional 3 hours.

  4. After roasting, cut away the fat with a sharp knife and discard. Slice against the grain and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Beef Brisket
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 925mg40%
Potassium 987mg28%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 6205IU124%
Vitamin C 13.2mg16%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Toni Dash wrote:

    This was a huge hit in my house! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Joanne wrote:

    This brisket is SO delicious! I love it for this cooler weather.

  • Jennifer Farley wrote:

    The sauce is delicious on this brisket!

  • Barbara Schieving wrote:

    A perfect Sunday dinner.

  • Ben Rayl wrote:

    This is the Perfect Sunday Night Dinner! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Aysegul wrote:

    This looks perfect and I am sure the chutney will fit all. Thanks for sharing