Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kitchen Queen Contest Entry #10 - Cookie's Momma Koblentz's Sweet and Sour Brisket

Kitchen Queen Contest Entry #10 - Cookie's Momma Koblentz's Sweet and Sour Brisket

Momma Koblentz's Sweet and Sour Brisket

1) 5-6 pound beef brisket with the fat. No one likes a dry brisket.
2) 1 cup brown sugar
3) 2 packages of Lipton Beefy Onion Soup
4) 1 TBS of white vinegar

You'll need heavy aluminum foil and a meat roaster, and this needs to be made a day before you need it. It has to mellow overnight.


Seam together two sheets of heavy duty foil (along the width) tightly and place on counter shiny side up.

In the middle of the foil, empty one of the Lipton Soup packages.

Place the meat, fat side up, on the dry soup mix.

Empty the second container onto the fat and rub it in

Carefully bring the sides of the foil up and neatly seal the meat completely up in the foil as air tight as possible.

Place this into a metal roaster lined with foil. Place the lid on the roaster and put this into the over at 325 degrees (F) for 4-5 hours.

After cooking is complete, remove from over, remove the roaster lid and CAREFULLY open the foil and dump the brown sugar onto the hot meat and quickly seal the foil back up.

Let cool, then place in the fridge over night.


Remove from fridge, open the foil and pick off the cold white fat. Throw this away.

Remove the meat, move the pan drippings to a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Add in the vinegar stir and let cool.

Using an electric knife, slice the meat against the grain into thin slices. NEVER slice the meat with the grain.

Place the sliced meat, fat side up on a Pyrex dish, pour the liquid sauce from the pan over this meat, and then cover with foil. Reheat for an hour at 350.

Serve with Uncle Ben's Wild Rice, which has a nice counter point flavor to the meat and the sauce.

For leftovers, build a sandwich on Challah with Swiss cheese. Throw some butter into a skillet and then toast (like you would a grilled cheese sandwich) the sandwich till the bread gets a nice brown color. Yummy!

NOTE: DO NOT Try this with a crockpot. Jesus will cry if you do this. Trust me.


  1. finally, we hear from queen esther!

  2. The most kosher recipe so far. To eat before going out to beat the crap out of the philistines!

  3. This takes me back to my Daves' Deli days when my partied-out ass would plunk down into a booth and Mrs. Dave would treat me so nice...black lipstick and all...and feed me the most DELICIOUS THINGS IMAGINABLE. They used to have something very like this on the line. It is wonderful and rich and so nice on a cold rainy day with maybe a nice potato knish on the side...thanks for the memory, my darling!

    1. Jewish food, done right, makes you feel loved and warm all ver. Bad Jewish food, I don't even want to think what it can do to you. HORRIBLE gas! Such tsoris

    2. Tsoris...Yiddish word of the day.

  4. Excellent main course and extra points for making something interesting out of the leftovers. Well done, Cookie!

    PS: Mistress, did I win yet?

  5. Oy, my mouth is watering reading this.

    1. Please refrain from drooling on the blog, Peenee.

  6. "Just some dried-out toast in a sliver
    On the top a little chopped liver.
    How many girls become a sinner
    While waiting for a roast beef dinner?"

    Sounds delicious, baleboosteh!


  7. I got all moist just thinking about rubbing stuff into the fat...

    I've made something similar to this using lamb chops and packets of french onion soup but minus the sweet and sour elements. A nice twist that I will have to try. Thanks Cookie...

  8. Love a good brisket...
    I think I'l cook one just for the grilled sandwiches alone!

  9. OY! If you are going to make this, throw only the cold white fat in the wrapping away, not the sauce in the bottom of the foil!

  10. Oy vey!

    Sounds lovely! How many Weight Watchers points is this? And more importantly what also happens bar Jesus weeping if you try it in a crock pot?

    Inquiring minds and all that.

    1. It's a g-zillion points. And why should care about weight watchersschmachers. You're too thin! I could snap you ne k like a chickens.

  11. BITCHES: For all your aluminum foil needs with this recipe, be sure to visit the Tinfoil Room.

  12. LOVE brisket! What a great recipe. I am honored you shared it with Jews and Gentiles alike.