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Our 12 best beef brisket recipes

A long, lingering cook is in order.
12-hour barbecue beef brisket

12-hour barbecue beef brisket

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Beef brisket is rich in flavour and can be cheaper than typical “prime” cuts such as ribeye. It’s taken from the lower chest of a cow and is a tough cut of meat that, with a long and lingering cook, yields fall-apart results.

There are also all kinds of recipes that use it. Texan barbecue, for example, favours it cooked low and slow over wood and coals – see our 12-hour barbecue recipe if that’s what’s on your mind. Braised, such as in O Tama Carey’s black braised brisket or Tony Tan’s recipe with chilli-oil sauce, it produces spiced, aromatic results; and to feed a crowd, it has to be the nachos.

Gourmet Traveller’s beef brisket recipe collection

Beef brisket and mushroom pot pies
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Sean Moran’s beef brisket and mushroom pot pies

These pot pies are filled with slow-braised meat, vegetables and portobello mushrooms and finished off with a crispy pastry top.

Sean Moran’s beef brisket and mushroom pot pies

Beef brisket with chilli-oil sauce
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Tony Tan’s braised beef brisket with chilli-oil sauce

This Cantonese classic is fragrant with spices and simple to cook. It’s also the kind of meal you’re unlikely to find in a typical Chinese restaurant, and Tony Tan says “it’s a hot favourite with my family and friends”.

Tony Tan’s braised beef brisket with chilli-oil sauce

Loaded beef brisket nachos

If you want a crowd-pleasing meal that also fills your home with delicious smells, this nachos recipe is one to consider. With 6½-7 hours of braising on low heat, you’ll have tender meat ready to go. You could even make extra for other recipes.

Loaded beef brisket nachos

Brisket tortillas with green chilli, tomatillo and cucumber salsa
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Brisket tortillas with green chilli, tomatillo and cucumber salsa

When a Gourmet Traveller reader tastes these tortillas at Grace in Adelaide, they were so good that they asked us to get the recipe. Now we know why.

Brisket tortillas with green chilli, tomatillo and cucumber salsa

O Tama Carey's black braised brisket
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O Tama Carey’s black braised brisket

Inspired by a traditional Sri Lankan dried black curry, this flavourful dish is one for spicy food fans.

O Tama Carey’s black braised brisket

Beef agnolotti with hazelnut and sage butter
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Beef agnolotti with hazelnut and sage butter

This pasta dish takes you to the Piedmont region of Italy, using homemade agnolotti to create rich, tender parcels of braised beef, topped with buttery hazelnuts and sage.

Beef agnolotti with hazelnut and sage butter

Beer-braised brisket pie with tomatillo salsa
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Beer-braised brisket pie with tomatillo salsa

This pie recipe draws on Mexican-inspired flavours, with low-and-slow cooked beef, herbs and spices and a crispy, cheesy tamale crust.

Beer-braised brisket pie with tomatillo salsa

Brisket burgers with cheddar, slaw and comeback sauce

The patties for these burgers have a rich flavour that’s balanced by the cheese, slaw and Mississippi comeback sauce. They’re also fast to cook.

Brisket burgers with cheddar, slaw and comeback sauce

Barbecued beef brisket with pickles

With marinated beef, pickled carrot, daikon and coriander and crusty bread rolls, this recipe is ideal for fans of bahn-mi.

Barbecued beef brisket with pickles

Cheat’s Texas brisket with coleslaw and barbecue sauce

This recipe is great for a Texan barbecue experience that saves on time. It’s also full of tips for smokey flavour.

Cheat’s Texas brisket with coleslaw and barbecue sauce

Beef brisket with Sherry-glazed mushrooms

Classic flavours and a long roasting time make this recipe ideal for big dinner parties.

Beef brisket with Sherry-glazed mushrooms

12-hour barbecue beef brisket

12-hour barbecue beef brisket

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12-hour barbecue beef brisket

While it takes time, this recipe from Curtis Stone is relatively simple. It’s also worth it for a true Texas barbecue experience with melt-in-your-mouth meat.

12-hour barbecue beef brisket

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