Baked Brisket Au Jus

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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

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

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.

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

Strain pan drippings, and serve with sliced brisket.

November 2000
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