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Sweet and Savory Beef Brisket

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Servings: Serves 8

Cook Time: 260 minutes

Prep Time: 35 minutes


5 lbs. lean beef brisket
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 leeks, white and light green parts, well rinsed, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 cups beef broth
1 cup dry red wine
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup pitted prunes
parsley sprigs for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pat brisket dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot, heat oil over high heat. Sear the meat on all sides (about 7 minutes per side), then transfer to a plate.
2. Lower heat to medium and add carrots, leeks, and garlic to the pan and cook until slightly softened, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Return meat to the pot. Add broth and wine, cover, and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Addapricots and prunes, cover, and return to oven to cook until brisket is very tender(the strands in the meat should spread apart slightly when pressed, withoutactually breaking apart), about 1 to 1 1/2 hours more.
4. Transfer brisket to a platter and let rest,tented with foil, for 30 minutes.
5. While brisket rests, place pot with the juices on the stovetop and heat overmedium-high heat to reduce juices by about half, about 15 to 18 minutes.
6. Cut brisket into thin slices (about 3/8-inch thick) against the grain. Just before serving, place brisket slices in pan with reduced juices and heat for a few minutes to warm through.
7. To serve, transfer meat and sauce to a serving platter. Garnish with parsley sprigs if desired.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, March - April 2014

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 8
Base Nutrients
Calories n/a
Calories from Fat n/a
Total Fat n/a
Saturated Fat n/a
Cholesterol n/a
Sodium n/a
Total Carbohydrates n/a
Dietary Fiber n/a
Protein n/a
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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