Pot-roast beef brisket with ale and onions

Pot-roast beef brisket with ale and onions

This simple slow-cooked beef brisket is meltingly tender and rich with onion, ale and bay. The whole lot will feed up to 10, but if there’s only a couple of you, freeze the leftovers to make one or more of our exciting variations later in the month, including rigatoni ragù, miso udon noodles and chipotle beef and beans.

Pot-roast beef brisket with ale and onions

 

  • Serves icon Serves 8-10
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min. Oven time 3 hours 20-30 min

This simple slow-cooked beef brisket is meltingly tender and rich with onion, ale and bay. The whole lot will feed up to 10, but if there’s only a couple of you, freeze the leftovers to make one or more of our exciting variations later in the month, including rigatoni ragù, miso udon noodles and chipotle beef and beans.

 

Nutrition: Per serving (for 10)

Calories
481kcals
Fat
32g (12g saturated)
Protein
35g
Carbohydrates
11g (5.4g sugars)
Fibre
1.1g
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.75kg grass-fed British beef brisket, ideally regeneratively farmed
  • 6 small onions, quartered
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml dark ale
  • 750ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled but left whole
  • 1 bay leaf
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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 150°C fan/gas 3½. Heat the oil in a large hobsafe casserole (one with a lid) over a high heat. Sear the brisket for a few minutes on each side until golden all over. Use tongs to lift it onto a plate.
  2. Turn the heat down to medium, add the onions to the pot and cook for 15 minutes until softened and golden. Stir in the flour, cooking for a minute, then pour in the ale, stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and bay, then lower the brisket into the liquid. Bring to a simmer, then cover with a lid and put in the oven. Cook for 3 hours, turning the meat over halfway through.
  3. Remove the lid and return to the oven for 20-30 minutes to reduce and thicken the sauce. Serve the pot roast with mashed potato, greens and hot sauce, or remove the brisket and bubble the sauce to reduce it further, then pile slices of the brisket and the sauce-coated onions into buns. Freeze any leftovers and use in our other great recipes (see intro).

Nutrition

Calories
481kcals
Fat
32g (12g saturated)
Protein
35g
Carbohydrates
11g (5.4g sugars)
Fibre
1.1g
Salt
0.6g

delicious. tips

  1. Freeze in portions for up to 3 months, defrosting in the fridge overnight before reheating or repurposing.

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Recipe By

Emily Gussin

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