Belgian Ale Braised Brisket
- 1 4-lb. piece flat-cut beef brisket, untrimmed
- Kosher salt
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger
- 2 tablespoons bacon fat or vegetable oil
- 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 750-ml bottle Belgian-style tripel ale
- 4 cups beef stock (click for recipe) or low-sodium chicken broth
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- Serves: 8
- Season brisket with salt. Wrap tightly in plastic and chill at least 8 hours.
- Let brisket sit at room temperature 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400°. Combine mustard, brown sugar, and ginger in a small bowl. Unwrap brisket, place on a wire rack set inside a large rimmed baking sheet, and rub mustard mixture all over brisket. Roast until top is nicely browned, 30–40 minutes. Remove brisket from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300°.
- Meanwhile, heat bacon fat in a large heavy ovenproof pot over medium heat. Add onions; season with salt and cook, stirring often, until deep golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, add flour, and cook, stirring often, until mixture smells nutty, about 4 minutes. Add bay leaf, ale, and stock. Bring to a simmer. Add brisket, cover, and transfer to oven. Braise, turning every 30 minutes, until fork-tender, 3–4 hours. Discard bay leaf.
- Transfer brisket to a cutting board and let rest at least 20 minutes.
- If braising liquid is thin, bring to a boil, reduce, and simmer, skimming surface as needed, until thick enough to coat a spoon; season with salt, if needed. Slice brisket against the grain. Serve with braising liquid.
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