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brisket-with-parsnips-and-leeks-passover-recipe-video-food-networkLooking for some Passover recipe inspo? This brisket is an easy and delicious recipe to cook any time you're having a lot of people over, making it just about perfect for Passover. 

Briskets with Parsnips and Leeks

  • A large cut of brisket (some fat on the outside will make it tender and give the sauce more body)
  • Parsnips
  • Leeks
  • Brown sugar (a scant tablespoon)
  • Peeled garlic (six cloves)
  • Scallions
  • Cider vinegar (2 tablespoons)
  • Red wine (1 cup)
  • Beef stock (3 cups or more)


  1. Sprinkle some salt and cracked black pepper on each side of the meat.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large pan with olive oil, then sear one side of the meat in the pan on a high heat.
  3. While you're letting the meat brown on its first side, clean and peel the parsnips, and cut them in half.
  4. After a few minutes of browning, turn the meat onto its other side. While the other side is searing, prepare the leeks, making sure to wash them thoroughly after chopping them into 1-2 inch pieces.
  5. Take the meat out of the pan, and set it aside after it's browned on the outside.
  6. Put the parsnips into the same pan on a lower heat and add the brown sugar to give them a little browning advantage.
  7. While the parsnips are cooking, crush the garlic, chop the scallions and mix them together.
  8. After a few minutes, add the cider vinegar to the browning parsnips, and then add the leeks and a pinch of salt. After adding about a cup of red wine, mix all of the vegetables together and let them cook in the pan.
  9. Spread the garlic and scallion mixture onto both sides of the browned meat, and then put the brisket right on top of the vegetables in the pan.
  10. Add about 2 or 3 cups of beef stock to the pan.
  11. Put the pan in the oven at 350 degrees for about 2.5 hours total to let the brisket braise.
  12. About one hour after putting the pan in the oven, check the level of stock to make sure there's enough to continue braising the meat. Add a little more stock if needed.

And voila! Now you have a great Passover recipe to cook, that will keep everyone happy and full.

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