It’s 8 a.m. and dinner is ready! Oh poor you, you worked so hard! Nah … you slept like a baby knowing that dinner was cooking itself while you slumbered. Low oven temp and a long slow cook session ensures that this brisket is tender and not dried out. Be sure to use a whole brisket with fat on it, or a second-cut brisket (also known as the deckel). This will guarantee a moist, juicy, and savory end result. A first cut brisket will just be stringy.
Duration: 10 hours, 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Prep Time: 15 minutes
3 large onions, thinly sliced
3 whole heads of garlic, sliced in half to reveal the cloves
1 whole brisket (fat on) or 2 second cut briskets from Grow and Behold
Freshly cracked black pepper
2 cups dry red wine
1 cup crushed tomatoes (the acidity rounds out the flavors, optional)
1) Preheat oven to 225° F
2) Layer sliced onions and garlic in a large roasting pan or Dutch oven. Season brisket with salt and pepper.
3) Place brisket on top of onions and garlic. Pour red wine and tomatoes, if using, into pan. Cover food directly with a layer of parchment (foil will leech onto your food) and then seal tightly with foil.
4) Roast at 225° F for 10 hours.
5) Gently transfer brisket to a cutting board to cool before slicing. While brisket is cooling, strain onions and garlic from pan juices, being sure to press all juices out. Skim fat off of pan juices and reduce pan juices stove top until it coats the back of a spoon.
6) Slice brisket across the grain and serve with pan juices. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for 1 month (freeze reduced braising liquid separately).
7) Reheat brisket, covered in a low oven at 250F. until hot. Serve with reduced pan juices.
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