No image available
Member recipe

Brisket Beef pot roast

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(2 ratings)

Member recipe by


Serves 8

Delicious economical cut of beef for family dinners

This recipe has been submitted by the Good Food community. Sign in or create a My Good Food account to upload your own recipe creations. Please note that all recipes will be moderated but they are not tested in the Good Food kitchen.
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 2 kilos piece brisket beef (can be larger or smaller to fit pot)
  • 2 Oxo cubes
  • Boiling water
  • Salt and pepper
  • (Vegetables like onions/leeks/celery etc. can be added if desired)


    1. Brown of all sides of joint in a frying pan to seal. (this is the correct way but I often don't bother and it is still delicious)
    2. Place in deep roasting pot/casserole dish.
    3. Season well with salt and pepper and sprinkle crushed Oxo cubes over joint.
    4. Pour boiling water over joint so that it measures about 3/4 of an inch deep. I put the end of a dry wooden spoon into the water (like a dip-stick) to measure how much water is in pot.
    5. Add vegetables if required.
    6. Place tight lid on pot (or cover tightly with foil).
    7. Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes at 200 degrees celsius (9 gas).
    8. Turn oven down to 170 degrees (3 gas) and continue cooking for 2 1/2 hours.
    9. Rest for at least 20mins before carving

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
10th Jan, 2012
my whole family loved this recipe. it was so simple to do and tasted fantastic. will definitly be making again.
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.