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BBQ Beef Brisket with Horseradish Cream

Chipotle peppers give a nice hint of heat to tender slices of oven-braised brisket. The cool, creamy horseradish sauce also adds a bit of zip.—Janine Talley, Orlando, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings (1-1/4 cups horseradish cream)


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/4 cup chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Sprinkle brisket with pepper and salt. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, brown meat in oil on all sides. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, saute onions until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Return brisket to the pan. Add the broth, barbecue sauce, thyme and chipotle peppers. Bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 350° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream, sour cream, vinegar, horseradish and salt until thickened. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Remove brisket to a serving platter. Skim fat from cooking juices; discard thyme sprigs. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Serve with cooking juices and horseradish cream.

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