Monday, November 16, 2009

It’s a brisket that eats like a stew!

I don’t usually like to call myself a genius, except for here and here and here, but is it possible that I’m the first person in the world to think that beef stew would taste way better as beef brisket? And if so, shouldn’t I win some sort of award for furthering the culinary arts? This original recipe easily and tastily pairs all the classic, long-marinated flavours of your Bubbie’s Friday night brisket with the down home appeal of a gentile weekday supper. It’s the closet thing to intermarriage without being there. This brisket stew shall be my legacy.


(Serves 10)


5lb stewing beef

1 cup Coca-Cola (not diet, not lemon-flavoured, not Zero, just Classic please)

1 cup mango chutney or peach or apricot jam

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1 packet onion soup mix

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. kosher salt

fresh cracked pepper to taste


Mix marinade ingredients together, pour over cubed beef in a large ovenproof pot, cover and refrigerate overnight.

Good morning! Preheat the oven to 325 degrees then cook beef, covered with pot lid (or foil if you can’t find the matching lid), for about 2.5 hours, then uncovered for a 1/2 hour. Test for tenderness and if it’s not there, cook a bit longer.

Stir all around, making sure every piece of meat is covered in sauce, then serve with a nice array of seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes. Or, come to think of it, potato kugel or latkes would be even more situation appropriate. (Or would it?)


Timothy Taylor said...

I love this kind of thing. Reads on paper like it might be a bit sketchy (onion soup mix!) but tastes wonderful. A dish unconcerned with being fashionable, which is a very fine quality. Collective Jewish granny intelligence as revealed on the internet suggests this might work well using chili sauce instead of chutney. And I'm going to try exactly that.

Amy said...

Make it your own: That's the joy of cooking.

Karen said...

Trying this for Passover. had a jar of chutney just begging to be used up! Thanks

Mahmudul Hasan said...

This is one of my favorite dish.I'm always happy, when my mom gave this in front of me.
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