I've made this a couple times, once with brisket and once with chuck roast. I preferred with the chuck because the brisket was so fatty and greasy in spite of trying to trim a lot of the fat off. I brown the meat in the dutch oven prior to cooking though the instructions don't mention that. And just because I prefer them over potatoes, I used carrots, rutabagas and parsnips. This is a really easy and tasty dish.
Made this for Hannukah dinner and it was a big hit with the family. The only downside for me was the fact that the potatoes were competing with the latkes and it ended up being potato overload. Will definitely make again.
This is my "go-to" brisket recipe. So good!