Bourbon Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce


Happy December everyone! I absolutely LOVE the holidays. I really do, I love them all. Anytime there is a reason to celebrate, I am all in. I was so excited when Austin Woman asked me to create some fun Hanukkah recipes for them this year. I immediately turned to my friend Amy Kritzer of What Jew Wanna Eat. She is the local (and probably national) Jewish food expert! So if you’re looking for tons of great Jewish food with a heavy dose of hilarity, be sure and check out her blog. I wanted to give these Hanukkah recipes a little twist so naturally, I went Texan with Amy’s recipe for Bourbon Braise Brisket with Cranberry Sauce! It’s sweet, tangy, delicious and it’s definitely the star of the holiday table! 


If you’re looking to complete this Very Texan Hanukkah meal, round it out by starting things off with some Deep Fried Matzo Balls and finish with some Dulce de Leche Doughnuts!

Bourbon Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce

A sweet and savory brisket that is perfect for your big gatherings this year!



4-5 lb. brisket, trimmed

1 tablespoon grapeseed or other high heat oil

2 celery stalks

2 large carrots

¾ cup diced white onion

4 cloves garlic, minced

6 ounces tomato paste

2 cup coffee

1 cup chicken broth

1 ¼ cup bourbon + 2 tablespoons

½ cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

2 teaspoon ground fennel

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground espresso


Now jump on over to What Jew Wanna Eat to get all the how-to for this recipe!

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