Monday, March 11, 2013


I moved to NYC to be a nanny over 16 years ago. One of the coolest parts of the job was that I learned a whole lot of new traditions, religions and recipes. I had never even heard of Brisket until I moved here. I quickly learned that it is a big holiday dish especially for Passover.

I got this recipe from the lady I worked for the longest and taught me the most. I made this brisket for her family for many years and now I make it almost every Christmas for my family.

What I like about it is that it is very easy to make and it cooks on the stove top which frees up your oven for other baked goodies. I especially love it with Romanoff Potatoes because it soaks up all the yummy gravy that the roast cooks in. Try this for any occasion and I guarantee you and your guests will be very happy.


2 onions sliced
1 clove garlic minced
3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 to 4 lb brisket
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons White Vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 bay leaves


In a large pan brown onions. Once they are brown take one minute to brown garlic with onions. Remove onions from pan. Salt and pepper Brisket and Brown it on each side in the same pan. While it is browning add all the other ingredients in a bowl. After meat is brown add onions and garlic and sauce to the pan. Cover and simmer on low for 2 1/2 hours. Serves 6 to 8.

Most important thing to remember if you have never cooked brisket or any type of meat like it is that when you slice it you cut against the grain. This meat comes out perfect and super tender every time.


  1. Yummy this sounds delicious, the perfect St. Patricks Day meal! Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Ok so I still haven't tried brisket but it sounds amazinggg

  3. Hi Andrea,

    This sounds delicious and very comforting to eat. Slow cooking brisket is one of my favourite things to do but I'm waiting for the cool weather to arrive soon.

    Greetings from Australia. Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your latest follower.


  4. Looks delicious! What kind of vinegar did you use?

    1. I use white vinegar. Thanks for asking. I just fixed it in the Ingredients list.

  5. We made this for the holidays. Everyone loved it. So easy and perfectly tender.