Onion-Braised Beef Brisket
Why This Recipe Works
Extending the preparation of our braised beef brisket recipe over two days solved several problems. After braising the brisket in a foil-lined pan, we let the brisket stand overnight in the refrigerator in the braising liquid, allowing it to reabsorb liquid and flavor. Excess fat, which had congealed on top of the liquid, was easy to remove after refrigeration, and the cold brisket could now be sliced without shredding. And because most of the work was now done ahead of time, our brisket recipe had become perfect for a midweek supper or even for easy entertaining.