A Collection of Delicious Kosher Brisket Recipes

A platter of sliced brisket. Credit: David Bishop Inc. / Getty Images

Brisket -- a cut of beef from the breast or lower chest -- is a mainstay in kosher cooking because it benefits from low, slow braising: a technique ideal for preparing Shabbat and holiday fare. Giora Shimoni shares his three top secrets to cooking the perfect kosher brisket:

  1.  Don't skimp on quality -- buy good brisket meat (meat #3 in Israel) from a butcher you trust.
  2.  Commit to cooking the meat slowly -- any of the recipes below will guide you to rich, flavorful meat.
  3. It is very important to...MORE slice the brisket correctly to ensure tender meat. Brisket must be sliced thinly and against the grain. Not sure what that means or how to do it? This tutorial offers some helpful visuals.

Interested in learning more about why brisket is such a popular centerpiece on the Ashkenazi Jewish table, and how to cook it to perfection? Check out these tips for cooking a great kosher brisket.

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    Brisket on the barbecue
    Brisket on the barbecue. Credit: Lauri Patterson/Getty Images

    Though it's often thought of as holiday fare, brisket makes an excellent choice whenever you're feeding a crowd -- or just want to have some tasty leftovers on hand for meals or sandwiches later in the week. Cookbook author Ronnie Fein puts a new spin on a classic favorite by infusing her kicky barbecue sauce with fresh mango, ginger, and a touch of jalapeño in this recipe for Brisket with Mango Barbecue Sauce.

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    Sliced Brisket
    Slices of slow cooked brisket with gravy make an ideal holiday meal. Credit: Vico Collective/Michael Shay/Getty Images

    If you like your brisket both sweet and savory, soda may seem like an unconventional addition. But Coca Cola is the secret to Giora Shimoni's Sweet and Savory Coca Cola Brisket  -- a "festive, fragrant, and flavorful" crowd-pleaser.

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    A platter of sliced brisket. Credit: David Bishop Inc. / Getty Images

     This Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe couldn't be easier -- simply marinate the meat in a virtually prep-free mixture of jarred sauerkraut, canned tomatoes, and brown sugar, and you'll be treated to a tender and delicious meat main dish that works as well for weeknight family meals as it does for Shabbat and holiday feasts.