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The Best Brisket Ever

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The Best Brisket Ever
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When we say that this is the Best Brisket Ever, we're sure you'll agree. It's our all-time most-requested recipe for brisket of beef, meaning that deliciousness is just around the corner when you cook this one up! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 (4- to 5-pound) beef brisket
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (from a 2-ounce box) envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray. Place brisket in roasting pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over brisket, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake about 3 hours, or until meat is fork-tender. Slice brisket across grain and serve with pan drippings.


If you want to make this in advance, just put the sliced brisket back into the pan of drippings, cover, and keep refrigerated. Reheat it in the oven before serving.

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Loved this. Used the convection part of my oven. Next time I would use regular oven. Being only two of us I used a smaller cut of meat. I definitely over-cooked it but it was still really good!

It was good and quite tender, but a little too "tomatoee" for my taste. And, yes, it would work perfectly in a crock pot.

I tried the procedure to enlarge the print and it did't work for me. It's no big deal really...I just wonder what I did wrong. I'm still a newbee to all this.

Would this also work in a slow cooker ? I know it won't brown like as in the oven, but what if I was to brown it in a skillet before I put it in the slow cooker ?

and if I was to cook it in the slow cooker would it be any more tender or am I just wasting my time ?

Brown it 1st to seal add the browning juices to the cooker. might have fold it to fit cooker git a brisket small enough 2 fit.

Certainly you can....the best thing to do is to look for cooking times for slow cooker beef brisket and use this recipe for the rest.

Actually, it shows as a "Save Recipe" button on my screen.

Eris, all you have to do is click the "Add" button in the line just below the recipe title. You have to be signed in to save recipes, though. If you haven't done that, click the "Add" button and it will bring you to a screen where you can do that. Hope this helps!

I would so love to "Add IT" into the recipe collection..For the life of me, I cannot find the "Add IT" button......I am so sorry to be a pain, but I want to keep a lot of these fabulous recipes...thanks. Eris Beard,

Try save to recipe box!

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