11 Essential Brisket Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

When you think of the Jewish holidays, there are certain dishes that people expect to see on the table: challah, chicken soup, kugel and, of course, brisket. Brisket is a dish that may seem daunting, but is actually a very forgiving cut of meat to cook. The rules are simple: Get a good piece of meat from your butcher, season it, cover it with liquid or sauce, and cook a long time over low heat.

If you need some brisket inspiration, here are a range of recipes from simple and classic, to recipes you throw in the slow cooker and even some ethnic flavors. It’s brisket – it’s hard to go wrong. And if you need some tips for buying your holiday meat, check this great advice from one of our favorite New York City butchers or this full guide to brisket and kosher meat from our friends at Grow and Behold.

Classic “Jewish American” brisket

Braised brisket with carrots, garlic and parsnips from Martha Stewart

Crockpot sweet and sour brisket

Sweet and Sour Brisket from Grow and Behold

Morocan-Style Brisket with Dried Fruit and Capers

Always perfect savory holiday brisket (with video!)

classic holiday brisket

Ropa vieja from The Kosher Tomato

Pesto brisket from This American Bite

Tomato basil brisket from Tales of an Overtime Cook

Bourbon and coffee braised brisket from What Jew Wanna Eat

Sweet and tangy brisket from What Jew Wanna Eat

Pomegranate brisket with cranberry succotash

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