Beef Brisket With Fall Vegetables

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1 (5- to 6-pound) beef brisket, trimmed
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
6 carrots
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 parsnips, peeled and sliced
4 celery ribs, sliced
2 large onions, sliced
1 fennel bulb, cut into fourths
1 (2-ounce) package onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups red wine
1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Beau Monde seasoning
1 garlic bulb, pressed
12 fresh thyme sprigs
3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Garnish: fresh fennel fronds

Preparation

Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Cut carrots into 2-inch pieces.

Cook beef in hot vegetable oil in a roasting pan over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add carrots, parsnips, celery, onions, and fennel.

Stir together soup mix, 1 1/2 cups water, and next 5 ingredients; pour over beef and vegetables in pan. Sprinkle with thyme and chopped parsley. Bring to a boil; remove from heat, and cover with aluminum foil.

Bake at 350° for 3 1/2 hours or until tender, basting with juices every 30 minutes. Remove beef from pan, reserving gravy. Cut beef into slices; place beef and vegetables on a large serving platter.

Pour gravy through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding solids. Drizzle a small amount of gravy over beef on platter; serve brisket with remaining gravy. Garnish, if desired.

Sherron Goldstein,

Fresh Fields--A Celebration of Good Food,

Southern Living

October 2002
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