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  • Writer's pictureNikki Glekas


Happy New Year! I’m really excited to be starting off 2022 with this yummy, easy recipe for Beef Brisket. It’s so delicious and easy to make. This is the kind of food I make in the colder months and I want you all to have this recipe in time for the snowstorm we’re expecting over the weekend. If you pick up the ingredients today you’ll have everything you need to make a warm, cozy meal while you stay inside and stay warm.

This recipe has the best backstory! My mother got it from our neighbor when I was young. I played with their daughter a lot and tasted this brisket at their home and loved it. Though the family didn’t cook a lot, this recipe was one of their mainstays. My mother started making it for us and it became equally as popular in our household. Since then, I’ve made it for holidays, winter parties, and take it to friends who needed a meal..

There are lots of ways to make recipe, but this is how I learned and it works every time so I’m sticking to it. I assemble the marinade in one measuring cup, slather it all over the beef and pop it in the oven. If you have a large slow-cooker that would probably work too, but I use my oven method because I typically make it when I’m at home without plans to leave for any reason. Around the three-hour mark I start to check it for tenderness and consider it completely done when my fork tines sink into the meat without any resistance.

To serve it I slice it up into pieces, add more sauce, and serve the rest of the sauce on the side in a pitcher. I often pair this with mashed potatoes so people like to drizzle the sauce over them to complete the meal. No matter how you serve it people will absolutely love it. This brisket never fails to impress and I promise it will become a mainstay in your repertoire for years to come!


This recipe is one of our family favorites. My mom got this recipe when I was a child from a friendly neighbor. We’ve been making it ever since and everyone always asks me for the recipe. The rule of thumb is that you should make more than you think you need because you will never, ever have leftovers!

Makes 4 to 6 servings

  • 4 pound brisket

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup A1 steak sauce

  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Bring the meat to room temperature and place in large dish that has plenty of room on all sides of it.

  • Combine the soy sauce, A1, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and honey in a large measuring cup and whisk the ingredients together.

  • Pour mixture over the brisket, making sure it covers the meat on all sides and gets underneath it, and cover it with aluminum foil.

  • Bake the meat for 3 hours, then check it for tenderness. Prick the thickest part of the meat with a fork or sharp knife. It should insert very smoothly all the way through. Cook the brisket in 15-minute increments until the desired tenderness is reached, I usually cook it for about 30-45 more minutes to bring the baking time to 3 hours 45 minutes in total.

  • One the brisket is done cooking place it on a cutting board and cover it with aluminum for and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.

  • Slice the brisket into thin strips on the diagonal and place it on a serving platter. Pour the sauce over the meat and pour the remaining sauce in a dish or small pitcher to serve on the side. People like to pour the sauce over the meat or use it to drizzle it on top of potatoes or a similar side dish.

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT. She is currently operating with COVID-safe procedures and is happy to discuss your event and catering needs with you. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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