Main Dishes

Brisket with Orange Sauce

brisket with orange sauceBrisket just screams holiday cooking, doesn’t it?

And it reminds me of my Grandma so what’s not to love? This cut of meat came from the family run Harris Ranch in Central California. Add a few carrots from the farmers market and you are set! (Potatoes would be a great addition as well.)

brisket with orange sauce

The Burgandy wine in this recipe is an affordable, sweet, fruity wine that pairs perfectly with the orange marmalade. (Try my blood orange marmalade recipe for this!) Oh and you’ll want to grab an orange at the market as well… unless your neighbor happens to have a tree that grows over your fence so you can treat yourself to some fruit!  (I plead the fifth!)

brisket with orange sauce

Brisket with Orange Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

serves 10

Brisket with Orange Sauce


  • 1 ounce onion soup mix
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 1 Tbs dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 1.2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 5lb brisket, trimmed of fat
  • 5-6 carrots, cut in pieces
  • EVOO for searing


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a stovetop safe pan, heat the EVOO and sear the meat on all sides to give it a nice texture.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the soup mix, wine, water and flour until blended.
  4. Add basil, thyme, marmalade, orange peel, sugar, garlic and pepper.
  5. Spoon mixture over brisket.
  6. Add carrots.
  7. Cover and bake for five hours.
  8. Baste every hour until the meat is tender when pierced with a fork.

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