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German Beer-Braised Brisket

This is the perfect recipe for hosting or entertaining! Crack open a beer to sip on while you cook and enjoy this slow cooked beef brisket. It is loaded with the flavor of rich German beer and will leave you and your guests full and happy.

German Beer-Braised Brisket


  • 7lb Brisket Flat
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef stock
  • 4 stacks of celery, chopped
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 large red onions, chopped
  • 1 small bundle of fresh thyme, tied with kitchen twine
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of dark German beer
Prep time
20 minutes
Cook time
4 hours and 20 minutes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Pat the brisket dry and generously sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large dutch over at medium-high heat. Cook 10-12 minutes, or until meat is brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same dutch oven, combine 1/4 cup of the beef stock, celery, carrots, bay leaves, onions and thyme and cook 4-6 minutes, until vegetables soften and brown. Add in beer and bring to a boil. Cook 2-3 minutes, until liquid is reduced by half.
  5. Add brisket back to the dutch oven. Add remaining beef stock. Cover pot and cook in oven for 3.5 hours. Remove lid and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. Remove, let brisket rest in the liquid for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove brisket from pot, let cool and slice against the grain.
  8. Drizzle additional braising liquid on top, serve and enjoy!