One-Pot Family Meals: Soy Braised Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket


  • about 4-pounds beef brisket
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 heads garlic, cut in half
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 star anise pods
  • 3 in piece of peeled ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 ea dried bay leaves
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/4 cups low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 cups fresh cilantro, mint and/or basil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • rice noodles or thin linguine cooked for serving


  1. Season brisket w/ lots of salt and pepper
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed dutch oven with lld over high heat.
  3. Add brisket, fat side down and sear until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Flip brisket and sear the other side until golden brown.
  5. Remove brisket from pan and drain any fat out of pan, return pan to stove and add honey, until caramelized, about 2 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic onion, cinnamon, star anise, ginger, crushed red pepper, and bay leaves. Stir to coat everything with the honey and softens, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add beef broth, soy sauce, vinegar, and fish sauce. return the brisket to the pot, making sure it is at least 3/4 covered.
  8. Bring the liquid to a simmer, reduce heat and cover, cooking for about 3 - 3.5 hours, until it's completely tender.
  9. Transfer brisket to a cutting board and strain and reserve the liquid.
  10. Sliced the brisket and return to the pot or serving platter
  11. Toss herbs together and top the brisket with it.
  12. Serve on top of noodles, shredded carrots and celery and the braising liquid.