Beef Brisket Bake Red Wine Prune Plum

Beef Brisket Bake – Savory and Sweet for Goodness Sake

American classic beef brisket cooked low and slow with red wine and prune plums.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 850 kcal


  • Oven
  • Roasting Pan


  • 4-5 lbs beef brisket
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 tbsp Purely Seasoning's Original Seasoned Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Chinese five spice
  • 5 garlic cloves whole
  • 1 sweet onion large, quartered
  • 6 prunes halved
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • dry red wine
  • ¼ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps hoisin sauce


  • Preheat oven to 325º F.
  • Place the brisket, fat side up, in a roasting pan slightly larger than the cut of meat with at least 2″ sides. Sprinkle the onion soup mix, organic seasoned salt, and Chinese five spice over the brisket. Distribute quartered onion, garlic cloves, and halved prunes around the beef in the pan. Mix together the remaining liquid ingredients and enough dry red wine to cover halfway up the sides of beef. There is no need to brown the beef beforehand.
  • Cover with parchment paper and secure with foil on top. (Foil should not touch top of meat.) Bake for 4-5 hours. Check after about two hours to make sure that the liquid has not evaporated. Add wine if needed. Test for tenderness after 4 hours. In the last half hour of cooking remove the parchment paper and foil to allow a crust to form. Remove from oven when the brisket is fork tender. There will be some liquid left in pan.  
  • Refrigerate in pan before slicing thinly across the grain. To reheat, place sliced beef in crock pot, deglaze the pan with beef broth, and pour over sliced beef. Add enough broth to cover. Beef will hold in the crock pot for a few hours. Great for a buffet. The slices will be great for sandwiches or over mashed/baked potatoes.


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Keyword Baked • Beef • Brisket

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