Sweet and Sour Jewish Brisket Recipe

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Abigail Wagner Modified: March 22, 2022
Sweet and Sour Jewish Brisket Recipe

If you’re looking for the best traditional dish for Rosh Hashanah and Passover, this baked brisket got you covered. This is the perfect meal for the holidays. This sweet and sour brisket may take longer to cook but it’s worth making and sharing! Check out other Jewish recipes you can serve with it.

How To Make Sweet and Sour Jewish Brisket

This Jewish brisket comes with flavorful meat cooked in brown sugar, ketchup, and vinegar, then baked for hours until tender.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes



  • 1cupwater
  • 1cupketchup
  • ½cupvinegar
  • 2large onions,diced
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • ¾cupbrown sugar
  • 1tbspkosher salt
  • 4lbsbeef brisket,trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

  2. Combine water, ketchup, vinegar, onions, garlic, brown sugar, and Kosher salt in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Place the brisket in a large baking dish, then pour the ketchup mixture over the brisket.

  4. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and cook in the oven for 4 hours.

  5. Remove brisket from the oven, remove the foil carefully to release steam, then let sit for 10 minutes before slicing.


  • Calories: 581.81kcal
  • Fat: 40.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.35g
  • Fiber: 0.60g
  • Sugar: 16.94g
  • Protein: 32.89g
  • Cholesterol: 170.55mg
  • Sodium: 657.67mg
  • Calcium: 53.63mg
  • Potassium: 621.31mg
  • Iron: 2.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 6.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.48mg
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