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Horseradish Beef Brisket with Root Vegetables

Lots of people spend lots of time thinking about brisket, unfortunately I am not one of those people. So I usually defer to experts when it comes to cooking up a delicious brisket. This particular recipe comes from Gail Simmons of Food & Wine and Top Chef fame, and is perfectly delicious. The horseradish makes a perfect accompaniment to bring out the flavors of the beef and root veggies. Make it as a main dish and then serve up the leftovers in yummy brisket sandwiches. You can also make this dish in the crockpot, just sear off the beef, toss everything in the slow cooker, and let cook for 8 hours.

Horseradish Beef Brisket with Root Vegetables
Servings: 8 servings
Serving Size: 5 oz. with 2/3 cup vegetables
Nutritional Info: 282.3 calories, 7.5g of fat, 19.3g of carbohydrates, 3.8g of fiber, 33.5g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 8 *


  • 2.5 lbs. lean beef brisket
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 2 cups beef broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle the brisket generously with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil over medium high heat. Sear the brisket on both sides.
  3. Meanwhile stir together half of the horseradish with half of the garlic. Spread atop the brisket.
  4. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the onion, carrots, parsnips, celery, and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the beef broth.
  5. Place the brisket on top and cover with aluminum foil. Cook for 2.5 hours. Remove the cover and cook for 30 more minutes.
  6. Make sure meat is completely tender. If it isn’t cook in 15 minutes intervals until it is.
  7. To make a quick gravy, combine the liquid from the baking dish with the remaining horseradish and serve with the meat.

Adapted from Food and Wine

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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1 Response to Horseradish Beef Brisket with Root Vegetables

  1. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) on April 1, 2013

    Yum! I like brisket but rarely have it. I love that you can do it in a slow cooker!


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