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One Pot Beef Brisket with Apricots

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

The only thing complex about this dish is its sweet, savory, and smoky flavor profile.  With only 10 minutes of prep time required, it’s a hassle-free pick for Sunday dinner.

One Pot Beef Brisket with Apricots

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Beef Brisket
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Whole30
Course: Brunch, Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Beef Brisket
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil

Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt

Braising Liquid

  • 1 med onion diced
  • ¼ c tomato paste
  • ¼ c whole grain mustard
  • ¼ c white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 c dried apricots
  • 3 c apricot nectar replace with water or stock for Whole30 version


  • Preheat oven to 325℉.
  • Preheat Dutch oven on stovetop on medium-high heat. While pan is preheating mix all dry rub ingredients together and rub all over brisket.
  • Add avocado oil to hot Dutch oven and sear brisket on all sides for 2 minutes per side.
  • Remove brisket from Dutch oven and place on baking sheet. Add onions, sauté until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste and stir for 30 seconds. Add mustard, stir to combine with onions and tomato paste.
  • Deglaze with vinegar, scraping the bottom of the Dutch oven to loosen the browned bits.
  • Add apricots and apricot nectar, stir. Return brisket and any juices on baking sheet to Dutch oven. Place lid on and put in preheated oven for 4 hours.
  • Let brisket rest in braising liquid for 30 minutes before slicing against the grain.
  • Serve with braising liquid as a sauce and enjoy!
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Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.