Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

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Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

How To Make Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce

It's a simple brisket recipe which ensures you a tender and juicy slab of meat. Let the oven do the heavy lifting in breaking down the meat fibers while soaking up the tasty sweet and sour sauce.

Prep: 15 mins
Rest Time: 8 hrs
Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins
Total: 10 hrs 35 mins


  • 7 lb. first-cut brisket, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 1/2 cup Coca-Cola , or ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 fresh ginger, two-inch piece, peeled
  • 6 garlic, large cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp. pepper , coarsely ground, or to taste


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place everything but the brisket into a food processor, and process with steel blade until smooth.
  3. Place brisket, fat side up, into a heavy baking pan just large enough to hold it, and pour sauce over it.
  4. Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours.
  5. Turn brisket over and bake uncovered for one more hour or until fork tender.
  6. Cool, cover brisket and refrigerate overnight in cooking pan.
  7. The next day, transfer brisket to a cutting board, cut off fat and cut with a sharp knife against grain, to desired thickness.
  8. Remove any congealed fat from sauce and bring to a boil on top of stove.
  9. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Taste sauce to see if it needs reducing.
  11. If so, boil it down for a few minutes or as needed.
  12. Return meat to sauce and warm in oven for 20 minutes.
  13. Serve warm.


  • Sugar: 13g
  • :
  • Calcium: 31mg
  • Calories: 570kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 164mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 6mg
  • Potassium: 997mg
  • Protein: 56g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 722mg
  • Vitamin A: 109IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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