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Cooked Beef Brisket

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Cooked Beef Brisket

Cooked Beef Brisket - Delicious combination of broth, meat and vegetables

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Health Score:
9,6 / 10
1 hr
ready in 2 h. 40 min.
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Nutritional values

The classic recipe from Berlin warms from the inside and provides a thick portion of zinc for good defences. Because there are plenty of vegetables, vitamins and fibre are not neglected. This is a great secret weapon against colds!

The onions not only give a strong taste, but also a beautiful colour, because they are added to the broth with the skin.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie494 kcal(24 %)
Protein10 g(10 %)
Fat25 g(22 %)
Carbohydrates23 g(15 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6.5 g(22 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.3 mg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin19.3 mg(161 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate61 μg(20 %)
Pantothenic acid1.8 mg(30 %)
Biotin7.4 μg(16 %)
Vitamin B₁₂9.2 μg(307 %)
Vitamin C41 mg(43 %)
Potassium1,273 mg(32 %)
Calcium85 mg(9 %)
Magnesium75 mg(25 %)
Iron5.9 mg(39 %)
Iodine11 μg(6 %)
Zinc10.5 mg(131 %)
Saturated fatty acids9.9 g
Uric acid248 mg
Cholesterol120 mg
Development of this recipe:


2 ⅕ pounds lean Beef brisket (fresh or salted)
1 bay leaf
1 cloves
4 peppercorns
1 small bunch Soup vegetables (carrot, leek, and celery root or parsnip, or other aromatic vegetables such as onion and celery, about 400 grams)
2 onions
2 ⅕ pounds small waxy potatoes
2 carrots (about 200 grams)
1 piece Celery root 9about 150 grams)
1 stalk Leeks (about 200 grams)
1 piece Horseradish (about 150 grams)
½ bunch parsley
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Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot (with lid), 1 medium Pot (with lid), 1 Peeler, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Sieve, 3 Bowls, 1 Carving fork, 1 Ladle, 1 Grater

Preparation steps

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 1

In a large pot, heat 2 liters (approximately 1 quart) water with a little salt (omit if using salted brisket). Rinse meat and add to water, adding more if needed to just cover. Bring water to a boil, skimming foam from surface with a slotted spoon. 

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 2

Add bay leaf, cloves and peppercorns to the pot and cook over low heat, partially covered, for about 1 hour.

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 3

In the meantime, peel or rinse the soup vegetables. Coarsely chop leek.

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 4

Peel onions and cut into quarters. Add onions and soup vegetables to pot. Simmer over low heat for 1 more hour, partially covered. 

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 5

In the meantime, peel carrots and celery root and cut into 1-2 cm (approximately 3/4-inch) cubes. Halve leek lengthwise, rinse and dry. Cut leek into 1cm (approximately 3/4-inch) wide strips. Peel potatoes and cut into 2-3 cm (approximately 1-inch) cubes.

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 6

Remove the meat from the pot. Pour broth through a sieve into another pot (discard solids). Measure 500 ml (approximately 2 cups) strained broth and put in first pot. Add meat to second pot and cover to keep warm. 

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 7

Add prepared vegetables to measured broth in first pot and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until vegetables are tender, 15-20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 8

Meanwhile, peel horseradish and grate coarsely. Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and chop finely.

Cooked Beef Brisket preparation step 9

Remove brisket from the broth (save broth for another use), cut into slices and serve with the vegetables, sprinkled with parsley and horseradish.