Passover’s coming up fast, which means it’s time to start thinking about that delicious brisket. As anyone who’s cooked this cut of meat before knows, it’s fairly easy to make — and love! — but hard to perfect. Thankfully we’re calling on the expertise of a few of our very favorite Jewish food bloggers who’ve truly mastered the art of the Passover brisket recipe.
No pre-Seder panicking allowed! Just check out these awesome recipes and you’ll land on a delicious main dish that takes its own sweet time, and yet is totally worth the wait.
Also, an excellent excuse not to fill up on matzoh and charoset before dinner is actually served.
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In this technical, but extremely helpful post, Daniel Gritzer of Serious Eats tackles the moistness versus tenderness dilemma when it comes to brisket, and he comes out victorious. You really can have both! Just follow the tips he lays out in this Jewish-Style Braised Brisket with Onions and Carrots recipe and enjoy.
Photo: Jamie Geller
Jamie Geller from Joy of Kosher literally wrote the book on brisket. Seriously, it’s called Brisket 101, and it looks incredible. In the meantime, you can try out her Slow Braised Brisket and Onion recipe shared on her blog, but be warned, you’ll definitely want more.
If you’re looking for a Passover brisket recipe that uses a slow cooker instead of the oven–we feel you!– check out this amazing-looking Savory Slow Cooker Brisket recipe at Tori Avey. You’ll love her make-ahead strategy which results in an even more flavorful finish. And her details are so specific, complete with helpful photos and even nutrition facts. (Not that we’re tracking calories too much on holidays, but still.)
I’ve been a champion of beets in my family for a while now, but the skepticism is real. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this gorgeous Beet-Glazed Brisket recipe might just help redeem their reputation, thanks in part to the other gorgeous spices Melinda Strauss shares on her blog, Kitchen Tested. She describes how the natural sugar in the beets breaks down to blend with the brisket juice, creating a mildly sweet, delicious glaze, making this one worth a try. I’m all in!
You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging without an easy Instant Pot brisket recipe option for Passover, especially for a time-intensive dish like this. Jill at This Old Gal has a fantastic collection of Jewish recipes on her site, including this his one-hour, three-ingredient Instant Pot brisket which saves time when preparing for Shabbat dinner. One of the ingredients: onion soup mix! And she points out that Lipton makes a Kosher for Passover onion soup mix too.
Just note that Jill is sure to differentiate this recipe from her own Passover Brisket, which she makes traditionally, using prunes, apricots and carrots. But if you’re okay veering from the traditional and could really use the ease of an Instant Pot recipe, check out the one above which is perfect for busy parents.
As in, all of us, right?