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Boiled Beef Brisket

I  wrote about how to cook a beef brisket on a gas grill, a charcoal grill and slow smoke on a vertical propane smoker. I then wrote on how to power smoke a beef brisket.

So what’s left – Boiled Brisket or as many people know as the brisket from corned beef and cabbage.This is a recipe my father handed down to me.

Boiled Beef Brisket Recipe

It is a way to cook the popular Irish Saint Patrick’s corned beef.

boiled beef brisket recipe

Ingredients for Boiled Brisket Recipe

8 servings

1 whole beef brisket, not closely trimmed (about 10 pounds)

Enough water to cover brisket in the pot

1 tbsp. salt for each quart of water used

12 bruised black peppercorns

1 bay leaf

1 clove garlic crushed

1 small bunch parsley tied with two celery stalks, each stalk stuck with 1 clove and 1 leek

1 celery root

2 large onions with skin left on, split crosswise in half

3 tbsp. Chef’s Salt

Directions for Boiled Beef Brisket Recipe

Place all vegetables in large soup pot.

 Add the spices, and the parsley tied with the celery and leeks.

 Rub the meat with chef’s salt and place it in the pot on top of the vegetables.

Add enough water to cover then add another inch of water on top. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.

 Check every ten minutes and as soon as it begins to boil reduce heat and simmer.

Simmer for two hours being sure that the liquid does not boil. Remove from heat after two hours and let brisket stay in pot for another hour.

Remove the boiled beef brisket from the pot to a cutting board.

Let stand for ten minutes.

Trim fat and throw away.

Slice meat against the grain place sliced brisket into Roasting Pan.

Strain enough liquid into pan to barely cover meat.

Cover the roasting pan with lid or foil and cook in oven at 200 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve

Boiled Beef Brisket Recipe Tips

Do not allow water to continue to boil instead of simmering or you will dry out the meat and it will take much longer to get tender.

Also simmer beef bones (or use a beef base) in remaining liquid, then strain and you will have an excellent soup stock.

If brisket is prepared correctly using this recipe you will have a very tasty and tender beef dish. Remember it will never be stringy if sliced against the grain.


Boiled Beef Brisket
how to cook your boiled brisket for your corned beef and cabbage.

Cook Time: 3 hours

Yield: 8

  • beef brisket
  • water
  • salt
  • 12 bruised black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • celery root
  • 2 large onions
  • chef salt
Follow detailed recipe above

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