Family recipes are very special – as is this one. Our dear cousin Michael sent this recipe to us. He says that it is the best ever! Since we are talking best briskets this week, we are including this one. We think that it is delicious -- Do let us know what you think!
½ cup olive oil, divided
2 pounds onions, sliced
2 pounds mushrooms, sliced
1 5 pound brisket
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
¼ cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
pinch of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Preheat oven to 350.
Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and simmer on low until onions are golden brown. Stir frequently. Remove onions to a bowl using a slotted spoon.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan drippings and sauté the mushrooms about 20 minutes or until brown and the juices have almost evaporated.
Remove mushrooms using a slotted spoon and mix with the onions.
Season brisket with salt and pepper.
Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and add brisket fat side down. Cook about 6 minutes on each side or until brown. Remove to a platter.
Spread ½ onion/mushroom mixture in a large roasting pan. Top with brisket- fat side up. Spread remaining onion/mushroom mixture on top of brisket.
In a bowl- whisk broth, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, flour, instant coffee and thyme and whisk together until blended. Pour over brisket.
Roast covered for 2 hours. Remove from oven and spoon pan juices over the brisket. Cook about 45-60 minutes longer or until tender.
Let stand until cool; Slice against the grain.
When serving, spoon onion mushroom gravy mixture over brisket.
Can be made and refrigerated 1-2 days before serving. Serves about 12
Recipe: kosher, meat