Oven braised Brisket and Onions Recipe is very something very comforting about a slowly braised cut of beef. The long cooking time fills your home with delicious scents and provides the ideal setting for tougher cuts of meat to become tender and succulent.
1 5 to 6 pound first-cut beef brisket
2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika, sweet or hot, or combination of both
2 bay leaves
3 cups beef stock "preferably homemade"
3 large yellow onions about 3 pounds, cut into 1/2-inch slices
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup canola oil
Coarse salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Pat brisket dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Sear brisket well on both sides, about 8 minutes, set aside.
Add remaining oil to in Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onions and cook stirring, until softened and beginning to turn golden, add garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper and cook 1 minute.
Add bay leaves and beef stock and bring to a boil. Return brisket to the Dutch oven, leaving lid 1/2 inch ajar, transfer to the heated oven and bake, 3-1/2 hours, or until tender Add more water or stock as needed throughout the roasting time.
Remove brisket from oven, transfer to a cutting board. Remove and discard bay leaves, using a handheld blender, puree broth and onions to smooth.
Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Slice brisket against the grain and serve with onion puree.
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