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Beef Brisket with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

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40 Clove Garlic Brisket Recipe

© 2013 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Do not be afraid of the garlic. This may well be the best brisket you have ever tasted. Roasted whole garlic cloves have a delicious mild nutty taste with just a hint of garlic flavor. This brisket is moist and tender.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 to 10 servings



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Season brisket liberally on both sides with kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper.

Heat a large Dutch oven or heavy, deep-sided, oven-proof skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to coat the bottom. Sear both sides of brisket, beginning with fat-side down, until golden brown. Remove to a platter.

Add garlic cloves and sweet onion rings to the remaining oil in the pan. Cook and stir until garlic begins to turn golden and sweet onions are limp, about 5 minutes.

Add red wine (or balsamic vinegar) and deglaze the pan, stirring for 1 minute while scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add beef or chicken broth, oregano, and basil. Bring back to a simmer, then turn off heat. Move garlic and onions to the side and return brisket, fat-side up, to the Dutch oven or skillet. Spoon garlic and onions over the top of the brisket, cover tightly, and place in the oven.

Bake for 1 hour at 350 F. Reduce heat to 325 and bake an additional 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until brisket is fork-tender. If liquid evaporates, add more broth or water. Remove brisket to a platter and cover to keep warm. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Remove half of of garlic cloves and most of onions to a bowl. Skim off excess oil from the pan gravy and discard. Blend pan gravy and garlic until smooth. You can add a flour or cornstarch slurry to thicken gravy, if you wish. Return reserved whole garlic cloves and onions to the gravy.

Slice brisket diagonally across the grain. Serve with the pan gravy.

Notes: Peeling such a large amount of garlic can be time-consuming. You can cut preparation time by using a garlic peeler tube. If you do not mind paying for convenience, some markets sell peeled garlic in sealed containers at a higher price. Look for the peeled garlic in the produce section.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Brisket with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe Photo © 2013 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 5 out of 5
, Member Ravenwing4

Although I have cooked many corned beef, I had never cooked a plain beef brisket before. I found this website with the receipe, and because my husband loves garlic, I decided to try it. It was very easy to put together and cook and it came out wonderful. Even I liked the garlic, and I am not a big garlic eater. Not only would I recommend this receipe, I would also recommend this website. The information I have found so far is informative and easy to follow. It has given me some great ideas for meals I would like to try.

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