Beetle Bailey's Beef Brisket Recipe

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Beetle Bailey's Beef Brisket

Jessica Hannan


I grew up on a street called Victor Street in between my grandma and grandpa's house. Aunts and uncles, cousins all up and down the street, and more often then not, in from out of town. Across the street lived a man who went by Beetle Bailey. We would all get together and throw a block party and this is something he would make often. He made it in the huge smoker out in the front yard, I make it in the oven.

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30 Min


8 Hr


1 large
beef brisket
heads of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch
celery, chopped into 1 inch sticks
1 large
yellow onion, chopped
3 lb
small red potatoes
1 lb
carrots, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 bottle
beer of your choice

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 250* and place rack on lowest shelf.
Place the least fatty side of the brisket facing up on the kitchen cabinet and using a paring knife, make small garlic clove sized slits all over the top of the brisket. The more, the merrier!
Place one peeled garlic clove in each slit.
Rub both sides of the brisket with a generous amount of black pepper and salt, then place fat side down in a large roasting pan.
Chop the celery, onions and carrots and scatter into pan. Place the small potatoes in an even layer.
Pour beer over the veggies and brisket and put lid on/cover with foil.
Place in oven and bake until done, or for 7-8 hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Potatoes
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #Carrots, #brisket