Slow-Cooker Passover Brisket Recipe: A Flavorful Delight

Are you in search of an incredibly simple slow-cooker Passover brisket recipe? Look no further! This delectable brisket is not only simple to make but also incredibly delicious. It even tastes better in sandwiches the following day. Trust us, this recipe will be the star of your Passover meal.

The Secret to Mastering Brisket

Slow-cooking brisket can be intimidating, but fear not! Our recipe simplifies the process with just a few easy steps. The best part? The slow cooker does most of the work for you, giving you more time to spend with loved ones during Passover.

Beef brisket is a unique cut of meat from the lower chest of a cow. It’s known for its toughness due to the amount of connective tissue present. However, when cooked slowly over a long period of time with low and consistent heat, it reaches a remarkable level of tenderness and flavor. There’s nothing quite like the rich, deep flavors of a slow-cooked brisket.

Ingredients & Substitutions

In this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Beef brisket: A large cut of meat from the lower chest of a cow. We recommend a 4-5 lb. center cut for this recipe.
  • Oil: Any flavorless oil with a high smoke point, such as canola, vegetable, avocado, or sunflower seed oil.
  • Onion: Red, white, or yellow onions can be used.
  • Fennel: Use the white bulb and save the fronds for salads.
  • Red wine: Any red wine you enjoy will work, but ensure it’s kosher for Passover if necessary.
  • Soy sauce: You can opt for kosher for Passover soy sauce or replace it with salt according to your preference.
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Cooking Instructions

To make this recipe in a slow cooker, follow these simple steps:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy-bottom sauté pan, dutch oven, or cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season the brisket with salt and pepper on all sides.
  3. Sear the brisket, flipping it once, until it turns golden brown all over. Transfer it to the slow cooker. Remember, you’re only browning the outside, not cooking it completely.
  4. Add onions, fennel, carrots, celery, rosemary, garlic, bay leaves, red wine, and soy sauce/salt to the slow cooker with the brisket.
  5. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook everything on low until the brisket becomes tender, which typically takes about 6-8 hours.
  6. Once cooked, let the brisket rest for 20 minutes with the slow cooker on warm.
  7. You’re ready to serve and savor the mouthwatering flavors of our slow-cooker Passover brisket.

Serving Suggestions

While our brisket is incredibly flavorful on its own with the vegetables it cooks with, you can elevate your Passover meal by pairing it with other excellent kosher dishes. Need some inspiration? Check out our website for more Passover recipes that will round out your feast perfectly.

The Secret to Preventing Your Slow Cooker From Getting Too Hot

Unlike classic crockpots, most modern slow cookers tend to run too hot on the low setting. This makes it challenging to achieve the “low and slow” cooking required for optimal results. However, we have a fantastic hack for you!

Simply use a timer that plugs into the outlet and connect your slow cooker to it. Set the timer so that every other tick is off. This will help maintain a temperature lower than the low setting, ensuring your slow cooker cooks at the perfect temperature. If you have an older crockpot, you can skip this step.

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Feel free to explore our favorite slow cookers by visiting our website or consider using an Instant Pot with the slow cooker setting.

Making the Recipe in an Instant Pot

If you prefer using an Instant Pot with the slow-cooker setting, follow the same steps as outlined above. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Get a glass lid for your Instant Pot to allow steam and moisture to escape while the brisket cooks.
  • Press the Slow Cook button on the Instant Pot instead of selecting a different setting.
  • Set the duration to 6-8 hours and adjust it to “Less” to mimic the low setting on a Crock-Pot.
  • Your Instant Pot will beep when the cooking time is up and automatically switch to “Keep Warm” for 10 hours.

Explore More Passover Recipes

Passover is a time to celebrate and enjoy delicious food. If you’re looking for more fantastic Jewish recipes, head over to our website. We have a wide selection of mouthwatering dishes that will satisfy your culinary cravings.

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