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This Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket is the perfect main course when entertaining! While the cook time may be long, the preparation is simple and it turns out delicious every time! It also feeds a very large amount of people and it is a TOTAL crowdpleaser. 

Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket

I once made this recipe for a group dinner that I was catering (something I don’t normally do, for the record… it was for a charity auction). When I made it the first time I actually cooked it at an even lower temperature overnight and it was outstanding! I knew it would make most people a little nervous to cook the meat overnight (I myself was a little worried and woke up a few times to check on the brisket, ha), but I knew I just had to recreate the same recipe to share with you all to make this holiday season. With this cooking method, the brisket is made in about 4 hours and it is still fall-apart tender and absolutely delicious!

Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket

The ‘bottle of wine’ aspect might make you a little skeptical but let me assure you it adds such a lovely flavor to the brisket. Most of the alcohol cooks off when it’s cooking, so the brisket won’t make you drunk. The longer you cook, the more alcohol cooks out, and I have read that you have to cook food for about 3 hours to fully erase all traces of alcohol. [source: Food Network] The white wine does add brightness and acidity to the dish, which I find brings out all of the lovely flavors of the brisket, herbs, and all of the other lovely ingredients used in this dish. 

If you are really trying to serve up a 5-star restaurant quality dinner, try serving this Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket with this Mushroom Risotto. The creamy, starchy base topped with the rich, flavorful braised beef is a force to be reckoned with. Serve it with this lovely butter lettuce salad and you have yourself the best dinner!!! 

Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket

Looking for another holiday beef recipe? Try my Thyme Crusted Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre!


Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket
5 from 42 votes

Bottle of Wine Braised Brisket

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 10 People


  • 4 – 4.5 lbs. Flat-Cut Brisket
  • 3 teaspoons kosher Salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups diced yellow onion or 1 large onion
  • 1 cup diced celery or 2 stalks
  • ¾ cup diced carrot or 1 large carrot
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp grainy dijon
  • 1 bottle of dry white wine I use a chardonnay
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • kitchen twine


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cut the brisket in half, crosswise. Season the beef all over with the salt, pepper, and smoked paprika and using your hands, rub the seasoning into the meat evenly. Next, sprinkle the flour over the meat and rub into the meat so that it evenly coats the beef on all sides.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, sear the beef (you’ll do this in two batches) so that it is golden brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the browned meat to a plate and set aside until both pieces of the meat are browned.
  • Add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic and cook, stirring, until the veggies are just tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and dijon mustard and stir to combine. While stirring, slowly pour in the white wine until well combined. Next, add the broth.
  • Nestle the browned brisket into the sauce. Add the bay leaves. Using some kitchen twine, make a small bouquet of the thyme and rosemary by tying a little bow around sprigs. Add that to the sauce.
  • Cover with a tight fitting lid and transfer to the oven. Bake until the brisket is fork tender, about 4 hours.
  • Transfer the cooked brisket to a large sheet pan and using two forks, shred the brisket. Discard the bay leaves and the herb bouquet. Using a spoon, spoon out any excess fat that has accumulated at the top of the sauce. Place the shredded beef back into the pot and toss with the remaining sauce in the skillet.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 10 People

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Welcome! I’m Alex.

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  1. A friend made this for Christmas dinner (SO yummy) and I am trying to recreate! I accidentally bought “Beef Brisket Whole” instead of flat-cut. I was thinking of cutting it in half since it is 9.5 lbs, and only cooking half. Is there anything you would do differently with a whole brisket vs. flat-cut? Appreciate your help!

  2. 5 stars
    This has been our holiday dinner since it was first published on the blog. We made it with the suggested risotto one year and will garlic bread and a simple green salad other years. It’s delicious either way!

  3. 5 stars
    Is there an insta pot version? Maybe just throw the ingredients into the IP after the meat and veggies are cooked?

  4. This sounds absolutely delicious! Really want to cook this in crockpot for Christmas but have 2 toddler grandkids. What would be the best wine substitute? Or do you think it would be ok to serve them?

  5. This is one of my favorite recipes of yours and everyone I’ve served it to has LOVED it!! Do you have recommended appetizers that pair well with this for a dinner party? (I always serve it with your mushroom risotto and love that both recipes are easily gf/df but so flavorful that no one ever expects that!)

  6. Hi there! This looks delicious! Can you use any type of flour? I am gluten free so I was wondering what the best substitute was. Thank you!

  7. Hi Alex. Would love to try this for Christmas Dinner. Would it work just as well to serve the brisket sliced instead of shredded? Thank!

  8. Hi there! I was served this dish on a Christmas eve a few years ago and have never, ever forgotten its deliciousness. I would like to make this for an upcoming get together but I would need to make it a day in advance. Do you think it would still be good reheated? If so, how do you suggesting warming it?

    1. hi!
      yes- it should work just fine!! I would reheat by putting it back into the dutch oven and putting it on low heat on the stovetop. If it looks like it needs a splash of beef broth to rehydrate it, I’d add 1/4-1/2 cup of beef broth to just add a little more juice while reheating if you think it needs it! Will be delicious the next day indeed.

  9. 5 stars
    Love this Recipe! Can it also be done in a crock pot/slow cooker? Trying to free up some space in the oven for a large family meal. Any idea how long it would take, if so?

    1. Hi! This definitely works in the slow cooker- i do find the meat doesn’t get as carmelized and the sauce doesn’t reduce like it does in the oven— but it does shred and have good flavor. I would cook it on low for 8 hours. 🙂