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Baked Brisket Au Jus

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-pound) beef brisket
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 celery ribs
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup brewed coffee

How to Make It

  1. Place brisket, fat side up, in a roasting pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion and celery.

  2. Stir together tomato paste, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over beef.

  3. Bake brisket at 325° for 1 hour. Cover and bake 2 more hours, basting with pan juices occasionally. Add coffee; cover and bake 2 more hours, checking every 30 minutes for dryness. Add 1/4 cup water, if necessary.

  4. Remove brisket from pan; let stand 20 minutes. Cut brisket across grain into thin slices using a sharp knife.

  5. Strain pan drippings, and serve with sliced brisket.