8 servings (serving size: about 3 1/2 ounces brisket and about 1/3 cup sauce)
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
1 (2 1/2-pound) beef brisket, trimmed
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
How to Make It
Sprinkle brisket evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add brisket to pan; cook 10 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove brisket from pan. Add onion and oregano to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Return brisket to pan; add 1/2 cup water. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours. Add olives and tomatoes; cover and cook 1 hour. Remove brisket from pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut brisket against grain into thin slices; return brisket slices to pan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 30 minutes.
This is excellent and absolutely company worthy. I have been searching for a good brisket recipe that isn't covered in barbeque sauce. This is perfect. The only extra I added was crushed garlic to the sauteing onions. Exceptional and highly recommended.
We made this in a slow cooker and it was excellent! We cooked about 6 hours on low, then added the tomatoes and olives and cooked another couple hours before slicing and cooking for the final half hour. We increased the water to 1 cup just to ensure it didn't get too dry. My only addition would be a little garlic with the meat and onion. Will definitely make again.