Easy Braised Brisket

Easy Braised Brisket Recipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
This dish reheats beautifully—and may even be better the second day.


8 servings (serving size: about 3 1/2 ounces brisket and about 1/3 cup sauce)
Total time: 4 Hours

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Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Total: 4 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 224
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 31.4 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 557 mg
Calcium 42 mg


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


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.

Marge Perry,

Cooking Light

March 2011
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