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Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Carrots

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Braised Brisket slow cooked in the oven with potatoes, carrots, and onions makes for an incredibly tender and flavorful Passover or Hanukkah meal.

Braised Brisket slow cooked in the oven with potatoes, carrots and onions. Slicing the brisket half-way through cooking assures that the meat is tender and flavorful.Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Carrots

Braising is my favorite way to make brisket – it tastes me back to Sunday suppers as a kid. The brisket slowly cooks with onions, which just melt into the sauce. I thinly slice it halfway through cooking and place it back into the oven to cook a little longer. The slicing results in very moist and tender meat with tons of flavor in every bite. Other holiday dinners recipes I like to make are apricot-rum glazed spiral ham or a roasted bone leg of lamb.

I made this recipe Passover friendly using ground matzo in place of flour. I simply took a matzo I had from my matzo pizza and ground it in the food processor. You could also use cake meal, which can be found in the kosher section of your supermarket. If you are not celebrating Passover, you could use all purpose flour instead. For gluten-free, rice flour works wells. 

This brisket serves about eight people, give or take, depending on the size of your brisket after it’s trimmed and how hungry everyone is! The flavors of this dish are even better the next day, so it’s perfect for leftovers. You can also freeze it for up to six months.


  • beef brisket, is the cut of beef used, trimmed of all fat
  • matzo meal or cake meal for passover friendly, otherwise all purpose flour or gluten-free flour works
  • olive oil, salt and black pepper
  • white onions, peeled and thickly sliced
  • tomato paste
  • garlic, peeled and quartered
  • beef broth
  • carrots, peeled and trimmed 2 inches long
  • red potatoes, quartered
  • herbs – chopped fresh parsley is used, you can also add fresh thyme and bay leaves

At what temperature do you braise brisket?

This brisket recipe starts on the stove in a Dutch oven. You sear it to brown then once everything is ready, it bakes in the oven at 375 degrees and bake for one and half hours. Then pull the pot out of the oven, slice the brisket, and put the meat back in the Dutch oven with the potatoes tucked into the braising liquid. Lower the temperature on the oven to 325 degrees and return the pot to the oven for another one and half hours.

What to Serve with Braised Beef Brisket 

Carrots and potatoes braise with the brisket, giving you tender veggies to go with your meat. If you’d like to serve something else with it on the side, a big salad or green veggie, like Roasted Broccoli Rabe or Wilted Baby Spinach, would be delicious. A piece of your favorite bread would be perfect for soaking up the braising juices.

Braised Brisket Tips & Variations:

  • If you would rather use a slow cooker, cook the brisket on low for 9-10 hours.
  • If you can’t find brisket, sub in a chuck roast.
  • To make this recipe keto, leave out the potatoes and the tablespoon of cake meal.
  • To make the brisket gluten-free, use rice flour instead of cake meal.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Lean beef brisket slowly braised in the oven with potatoes, carrots and onions. Perfect for Passover or Easter dinner. Slicing the brisket half-way through cooking assures that the meat is tender and flavorful.
Lean beef brisket slowly braised in the oven with potatoes, carrots and onions. Perfect for Passover or Easter dinner. Slicing the brisket half-way through cooking assures that the meat is tender and flavorful.

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Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Carrots

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Braised Brisket slow cooked in the oven with potatoes, carrots and onions. Slicing the brisket half-way through cooking assures that the meat is tender and flavorful.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Lean beef brisket slowly braised in the oven with potatoes, carrots and onions. Perfect for Passover or Easter dinner. Slicing the brisket half-way through cooking assures that the meat is tender and flavorful.
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total: 4 hrs
Yield: 8
Serving Size: 4 oz beef, 1`potato & carrots


  • 1 large beef brisket about 5 lbs, trimmed of all fat
  • 1 tbsp cake meal or flour if not for Passover, rice flour for gluten-free
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 large white onions peeled and thickly sliced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups fat free beef broth
  • 3 large carrots peeled and trimmed 2 inches long
  • 8 medium red potatoes 32 oz total, quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly season the brisket with salt and pepper to taste and lightly dust with cake meal.
    brisket with matzo
  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large 7-quart Dutch oven or other heavy pot with a lid large enough to hold the brisket.
  • Add the brisket to the pot and brown on both sides, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove meat and set aside.
  • Add the onions, salt and pepper to the pot and cook until soft and browned, about 10-12 minutes stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  • Spread the tomato paste onto the brisket, season with salt and pepper and place back in the pot over the onions and add the carrots and garlic. Pour the broth over everything.
  • Cover the pot, transfer to the oven, and cook the brisket for about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Remove the brisket and transfer to a cutting board. Slice the brisket thin across the grain.
  • Return the slices back to the pot, keeping the brisket together so it resembles the unsliced brisket.
  • Add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot and return to the oven.
  • Reduce heat to 325°F and cook the brisket until it is fork-tender and the potatoes are cooked through, about 1 1/2 hours. Check once or twice during cooking to add more broth if needed.
  • To serve you can arrange the meat on a platter with the carrots, onions, potatoes and some of the liquid and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve the remaining gravy on the side.

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Serving: 4 oz beef, 1`potato & carrots, Calories: 293 kcal, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 6.5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 46.5 mg, Sodium: 355 mg, Fiber: 4.5 g, Sugar: 3 g


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137 comments on “Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Carrots”

  1. You can also use Potato Starch, which is permissible for Passover, to thicken the gravy. It will give a nice glaze.

  2. I tried this and followed it to the letter. It came out tough and with way too much liquid. This caused it to boil rather than braise. I remedied it a bit by removing the cover after the 3 hours and cooking it another hour.

  3. Hi! I only have cut up pieces of brisket from the butcher. This is probably such a stupid question but can I make it with the cut up pieces and follow the recipe exactly? Thank you! 

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    Sherri Martin

    If I am using 1/2 the amount of brisket do I need to adjust the cooking time, or it stays the same?  

  5. Excellent cold / snowy day meal!!! My husband raved about it too! 

    Notes – I only have a round pot so I cut my 5 lb brisket in half and browned each separately. Then, I added both back into the pot and once the broth was in, I was able to squish them down into the pot a bit more side-by-side. And when I cut them, it fit even better for the last round of baking

    Add more carrots!!!

    Love this recipe!

  6. This is such an awesome recipe!! So delicious. I only have a pot roast now and would like to make this for the weekend. Do you think this cut would be as good as a brisket? Would you alter the recipe in any way? 

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    margery cunningham

    Hi can this recipe be converted to Keto without sacrificing flavor? I loved this before I went on Keto. Thank you.

  8. This is absolutely heavenly! While it is roasting in the oven, the house fills with the most amazing, mouth watering smells. The meat melts in your mouth and the veggies become infused with umami delightfulness. It says a lot about this recipe when, as Texans, we choose to do this with a brisket instead of smoke it!

  9. I have to thank you so much for all your recipes, but this one was a huge success with the entire family!   I added mushrooms and used mix of chicken/veggie broth instead of beef.  Amazing recipe, ty!

  10. I made this and it is delicious. I substituted butternut squash for the carrots and sweet potatoes for the red ones.

  11. Made this yesterday for the Jewish holiday and it got rave reviews! I added 2 bay leaves and minced the garlic. It was sooo delicious!t Thank you, I make your recipes all the time! 

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        Carla A DiGrazia

        I only have a 3 pound of beef brisket… How long would i cook it in crockpot

  12. I’m going even lazier with the recipe and modifying it for the crockpot. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

    1. How did yours turn out? I just prepped everything to put in the crockpot for tomorrow. We had some leftover brisket my Husband smoked and it turned out a little tuff. I’m hoping the crockpot will make it tender.

  13. My husband loves this dish!  Arre the points listed already from thr new the freestyle program?  I see 9 smart points but not sure if is for the new freestyle program. THANk you!

  14. Do you brown “each side” 10-12 minutes or just 10-12 minutes “total” for both sides? This looks delicious!