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Beef Brisket with Gravy - Healthy Option

This hearty, classic brisket is savory, full of flavor, and perfect for the High Holidays, special occasions, or anytime you want to serve something special and comforting to your family. Perfect with brown rice or baked potatoes, and a green vegetable or salad.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 170 kcal


  • 1 tbsp. fresh minced garlic
  • 1 1.4 oz. pkg. dried onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 pounds boneless, lean, raw beef brisket
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. water


  1. Make a sauce of the garlic, onion soup mix, ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, thyme and pepper. Put aside.
  2. Place 1/2 cup water in the bottom of a casserole dish. Place the brisket in the pan and brush it with the sauce mixture.
  3. Cover with foil and cook at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is tender.
  4. Collect the drippings to make the gravy. Pour them into a measuring cup and add water if necessary to make 1 cup. Spoon off the fat from the top of the liquid and discard.
  5. Place the drippings into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to the boiling mixture, Continue boiling while stirring until the gravy thickens.
  6. Slice the brisket (against the grain) and serve with the gravy.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  170
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Protein: 25g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Sodium: 460mg
Fiber: 0g