Beef Essentials: Oven-Baked Brisket & Onions

Andy Anderson !


This is simple comfort food that is easy to assemble, and uses a minimum of ingredients. What comes out of that oven is pure brisket heaven.

I experimented with all kinds of spices and seasonings, and finally settled on two basic spices: Salt & Pepper… that’s it. I also wanted something that would flavor the brisket, and stand up to the long cooking time, and I decided on sliced yellow onions, and some garlic. Simple ingredients… Lip Smacking goodness.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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20 Min
4 Hr



  • 4 lb
    beef brisket
  • 2 clove
    garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large
    yellow onion, cut in half, pole-to-pole, and sliced
  • 1 c
    chicken stock, not broth
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Beef Essentials: Oven-Baked Brisket & Onions


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 325f (165c).
  4. Add the sliced onions, garlic, and chicken stock to a large heavy-bottomed pot.
  5. Chef’s Note: The pot will need a tight-fitting lid, and be big enough for the brisket and other ingredients. A 6-quart (5.5liter) size is perfect.
  6. Salt and pepper the brisket on both sides, and add to the pot, fat-side up.
  7. Cover and place into the preheated oven, and cook until the brisket is fork tender, about 1 hour per pound.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  10. Slice thinly and serve with some of the onions, and cooking liquid. Enjoy.
  11. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Beef Essentials: Oven-Baked Brisket & Onions

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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