Balsamic Braised Brisket

Balsamic Braised Brisket - KJ & Company

Balsamic Braised Brisket is the perfect way to wow and feed a crowd! The wonderful tang from the balsamic vinegar pairs delightfully with the rich flavors of the brisket. It can be served as a holiday dinner, weeknight meal, slow cooker meal, or for any occasion you can imagine! The brisket gets as tender as butter and melts in your mouth.



  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and garlic until combined. Set aside. 
  2. Place the onions on the bottom of a large Dutch oven (a 7-quart Dutch oven is what I used). Season all sides of the brisket with salt and pepper. Lay it evenly on top of the onions that are already on the bottom of the Dutch oven. Pour the prepared sauce over the brisket and cover with a lid. 
  3. Bake for about 3 hours, or until the brisket is cooked completely and is fork-tender. 
  4. To make the sauce, remove the brisket and the onions from the Dutch oven. Bring the sauce to a low boil on medium heat and then reduce the heat to let it simmer. While the sauce is simmering, use a ladle to skim off any excess fat or impurities that rise to the top. Simmer until the sauce has reduced almost by half and is thickened, this could take 10-20 minutes. 
  5. Submerge the brisket back into the sauce and serve, or thinly slice the brisket and serve with the sauce to pour over the top. Enjoy!