Easy Oven Beef Brisket

Easy Oven Beef Brisket

This beef brisket is the perfect combination of sweet and smoky flavors, thanks to the seasoning in the brisket rub as well as the braising liquid. It's cooked low and slow in the oven for the most flavorful, tender slices that everyone will love!

I love smoked brisket and I've enjoyed it on travels throughout Texas, Kansas City, and Oklahoma. But if you, like me, don't have a smoker, you'll love this equally delicious oven-braised brisket recipe. It serves up a similar sweet and smoky flavor, but it's perfect for indoor cooking.

Unlike other cuts of beef such as prime rib, beef tenderloin or filet mignon which cook more quickly, brisket requires a special labor of love — time. Brisket comes from the part of the cow that's full of connective tissue, but a "low and slow" cooking method turns this tough cut of meat into something truly flavorful and tender.


  • 3-4 pounds beef brisket
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Season the brisket with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  3. In an oven-safe Dutch oven or roasting pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the brisket on all sides until browned. This step helps lock in the flavors.
  4. Remove the brisket from the pan and set it aside.
  5. In the same pan, add sliced onions and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions are softened.
  6. Deglaze the pan with beef broth and red wine (if using), scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  7. Stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary, and smoked paprika.
  8. Place the seared brisket back into the pan, ensuring it's surrounded by the onion mixture.
  9. Cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  10. Roast the brisket for about 3-4 hours or until it becomes tender. You can check for doneness by inserting a fork; it should go in easily.
  11. Once done, let the brisket rest for a few minutes before slicing it against the grain.
  12. Serve the sliced brisket with the onion mixture and juices from the pan.

This Easy Oven Beef Brisket pairs well with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or your favorite side dishes. Enjoy your flavorful and tender brisket!

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