Red Wine-Braised Brisket

Last Updated on April 28, 2020

Red wine has a way of making everything better. This delcious red wine braised brisket combines your classic aromatics (think thyme, bay leaves and onion) with the savory taste of a grass-fed brisket for an easy yet delightful dinner.


Red Wine-Braised Brisket

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Beef Brisket
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Beef Brisket
  • ¼ c buckwheat flour your preferred flour can be used
  • 2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil

Braising Liquid

  • 2 c red wine
  • 1 c beef stock
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste


  • 2 ea carrot cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 med onion large dice
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 ea bay leaf


  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Remove brisket from packaging and fully dry with paper towels.
  • Combine flour, salt and pepper together. Fully coat brisket with flour mixture.
  • Place a Dutch oven or deep roasting pan on the stovetop at medium heat, once pan begins to smoke add oil.
  • Sear all sides of brisket. Remove from Dutch oven and set aside on dish.
  • Keep Dutch oven on the heat and add aromatics, sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup of red wine and tomato paste to aromatics. Scrap the bottom of the pan and reduce liquid for 3 minutes.
  • Place brisket on top of aromatics and add remaining braising liquid. Bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and place in oven for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours brisket will still be a little tough, perfect for slicing. Remove brisket and set on cutting board, let the brisket rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • While brisket rests prepare the sauce.
  • Remove thyme sprigs, bay leaf and 1 cup of liquid. Do not discard reserved liquid.
  • With an emersion blender, blend the remaining liquid with carrot, celery and onion. If sauce looks too thick add some of the liquid that was reserved. Season to taste.
    Chef Tip: No emersion blender no problem, use a stand blender and pour liquid back into Dutch oven.
  • Slice brisket against the grain and carefully place brisket in Dutch oven with sauce.
  • Cover and return to oven for 1 hour. Let brisket rest for 20 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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Emilie Abijanac is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête. Emilie was also the culinary director of ButcherBox.