Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Brisket- The One Pot Meal


Easiest one-pot meal ever. 


I buy a brisket from Trader Joe's (any roast works). Then I brown it in my Le Creuset dutch oven, add carrots and potatoes, stock, and let it cook, covered in a 300 degree oven for 4-5 hours.


I usually make this at lunch time with the kids, then I can take it out right before dinner to carve up and serve. Here are the many variations on this recipe:

1. Use beer instead of stock. Or a can of tomatoes. Or beer with a squirt of ketchup.
2. Spice it to your taste. I like chili powder and cumin (and salt, of course!), but you can make it more Italian with oregano and thyme. Anything goes.
3. Use whatever veggies you have on hand. I would have totally browned up an onion for this meal if I had one. I've also done a sweet version with sweet potatoes, dried apricots and prunes. Then it takes on a  Persian/Moroccan flavor so I add in a little ginger and cinnamon.

I know it is technically spring, but we are still having some colder nights and fog, so this really hits the spot on a Friday night.

Jessica

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17 comments:

Colleen said...

This looks good for those cool nights we are having too!

Your posts just showed up in my reader all at once - hence all the comments!!

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

My mouth is watering so much that I just drooled on my shirt. :/

Arriving said...

Would you believe I'm forty years old and have never made a brisket? Pot Roast, yes, thousands. But never a brisket. Curious what the difference is? Is it less fatty, because I'm seriously getting annoyed every time I buy a nice piece of meat and then get it home to find the butcher has hidden all the fat on the inside of the packaging....

Jessica @ HomewithBaxter.com said...

Thanks for sharing your brisket recipes!

Christine @ Park House Love said...

I love one pot meals. I love my Le Creuset dutch oven. I love brisket. So this one's pretty much a no brainer for me...YUM.

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

This sounds really good. My favorite part is always the vegetables... they get so tender and juicy. If I could eat pork I would have to give this recipe a try.

Candice Moretti said...

Oh my goodness that looks delicious! As my tummy growls! Hope you are having a great week! :)

Kathysue said...

There is nothing like a good pot roast, it just feels warm and comforting. My family loves it, in fact it is one of my husbands favorite meals, Kathysue

Julia said...

We make something similar in my home but we eliminate the potatoes, dice the carrots, add canned tomatoes along with the beef stock, and season with oregano. Then we serve it over penne or rotini, with lots of parmesan cheese. So delicious!

Tricia said...

This looks delicious, Jessica!!!

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nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma said...

brilliant. need to add this to the meal planning. plus, one pot meals make me happy. so does roasted chicken.

& cumin, i could seriously put in anything...

we have the same dutch oven, even the same color. could not live without my le creuset now...

hope you are having a lovely week jessica!
n

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh yum! Seriously, your recipes are amazing. Your suggestions on how to change it up brilliant. And, once again, you leave me hungry for more ...

;)

Linda

Cassidy said...

Looks delish!

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Melissa said...

I'm a new follower! This looks delicious, and your home is gorgeous! I can't wait to see more!

Kelli said...

Another wonderful sounding recipe!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Yummo! I make something similar to this with mushrooms and cream of mushroom soup... the ultimate comfort food!

Melissa @ Loving this {crazy} life! said...

This looks OH SO DELICIOUS! I have to try it! You should link it up to my linky party http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/04/its-piece-o-cake-linky-party-3.html

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