Beef Brisket –

Well I am back and not with a cookie recipe like I thought. You see I have a friend who purchased a side of beef and with that came a brisket. If you are from Texas I am sure you know how to cook it up right but here in Ohio I find it is not something most people cook or eat. Unless it is St Patrick’s Day and they are having corned beef brisket (totally different taste).

So today I am going to share a recipe that I have for making a beef brisket. I am sure there are several ways to do this and maybe even better tastier way – although whenever I make this there are no leftovers, heck I am lucky to get any. Several times I have made this for events or company only to be left with a tiny morsel of a taste. I’ll take that as a compliment 😉

This recipe is from my days of working as a nanny. Not sure where it came from as it was one of those in your head, know it by heart type recipes. One day when the mother was jetting off to work she had to hurry and write out the recipe for me so I could assemble this masterpiece for the company they were having later. I still have that handwritten recipe in my recipe folder and have used it many times over the years. I hope you like it too!

Beef Brisket



  • Brisket
  • Garlic powder
  • Season salt
  • Onion powder
  • Catsup
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Brown sugar
  • Head of garlic


  1. Place the meat in a roaster pan.
  2. Fill the pan with about a ¼ inch of water.
  3. Season the meat with garlic powder, onion powder, and season salt, then cover the meat with catsup.
  4. Place peeled and chopped potatoes and carrots all around the meat.
  5. On top of the meat and catsup add a layer of thinly sliced and quartered onion.
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the meat and potatoes.
  7. Take 6-7 cloves of garlic and place around the meat. (I sometimes make a slit in the meat and tuck a clove or two in the meat, at the beginning)
  8. Cover the meat with foil and cook for 4-5 hours @ 350.

*Note – Sorry there are no real measurements for this one. Trust your judgment and just eye it – you will know when it looks right

Here in Ohio we are having lots of rain today. Perfect for some comfort food. Hopefully we will get to making some cookies this afternoon and I will be back to share some pictures with you.


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