Pomegranate-Braised Beef Brisket with Caramelized Onions

Pomegranate-Braised Beef Brisket with Caramelized Onions


“I love this braised Brisket recipe because it reminds me of my family, the great times cooking together and eating around the dinner table. It’s a very recognizable aroma when you walk into a home and someone has a Brisket going. The aroma is one of comfort, coziness and it makes me smile.” – Chef Marci Levine, Director, Culinary, is from Bridgeport, Connecticut and lives in Aurora, Colorado.

  • 1 beef Brisket Flat Half (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate molasses
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Pomegranate arils (optional)
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook 20 to 30 minutes until caramelized, stirring often. Lower heat if necessary. Meanwhile, combine molasses, barbecue sauce, broth and mustard in small bowl. Add molasses mixture to skillet after onions are caramelized; stirring to combine.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat shallow roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. Season both sides of brisket with salt and pepper. Place brisket into prepared pan, fat-side up. Top brisket with onion mixture. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Braise in 325°F oven 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until brisket is fork-tender.
  3. Remove brisket from roasting pan; keep warm. Trim fat; carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve with caramelized onions mixture. Garnish with pomegranate arils.

Nutrition information per serving: 317 calories; 8.5 g fat (2.6 g saturated fat; 4.3 g monounsaturated fat; 0.5 g polyunsaturatedfat); 96.5 mg cholesterol; 638 mg sodium; 464 mg potassium; 23 g carbohydrate; 2.1 g fiber; 35 g protein; 5.1 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.8 mg iron; 35.4 mcg selenium;8.2 mg zinc; 134.3 mg choline; 0.5 g polyunsaturated fat.