Sweet and Sour Brisket

April 12, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by Chuck48
  • Serves 6 to 10 (size of brisket)
Author Notes

Classic European Brisket recipe that is easy to make and delightful to eat. —Chuck48

What You'll Need
  • Ingredients:
  • 8 pounds First cut beef brisket (trimmed of most of the fat cap)
  • 2 cups Beef Stock or water
  • 2 cups Ketchup
  • 1 cup White vinegar
  • 4 Sweet Onions - Sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves - minced
  • 1.5 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Grapeseed, Avocado or other high smoke-point oil
  • salt and pepper to taste, for seasoning brisket
  • 2 cups golden raisins
  • 2 cups dried prunes
  1. Heat oil in a large roasting pan, skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  3. Salt and pepper brisket and add to pan
  4. Cook until well browned on both sides, about 5 minutes
  5. Add water, ketchup, vinegar, onions, garlic, brown sugar, and 2 Tbs salt. Bring to boil.
  6. Cover and place in the pre-heated oven.
  7. Cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, remove from oven. It will not be fully cooked. Slice AGAINST the grain into 1/4" slices and return to pan. Add the raisins and prunes. Make sure that at least 50% of each slice is covered with liquid. Adjust with stock / water if necessary.
  8. Recover and cook for another 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until the meat is fork tender.
  9. Can be served right away but will be much better if it is cooled and refrigerated overnight. Then the congealed fat can be removed and it and the meat re-heated for service

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1 Review

elizab March 22, 2020
Excellent and easy recipe. This was a big hit at my house. I didn't have enough raisins so I tossed in some dried apricots. Served with a tasty salad and the meal was perfect.