This hearty and deliciously comforting dish is best enjoyed with Matilda Bay Dogbolter beer.

Cooking time: 6 hours


  • Pickling Liquid

  • 300mls of water

  • 200mls of white wine vinegar

  • 100gms of sugar

  • 1 cinnamon

  • 1 star anise

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 5 coriander seeds

  • 5 fennel seeds

  • Pickled Vegetables

  • 5 baby Dutch carrots

  • ¼ cauliflower head

  • 5 baby turnips

  • Braised Beef Brisket

  • Ingredients (10 serves)

  • 1kg of beef brisket, marble score 9 is best

  • 2 onions

  • 2 carrots

  • 2 celery sticks

  • 10gms of fennel seeds

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 5 black peppercorns

  • Enough Matilda Bay Dogbolter to submerge brisket in

  • Salt and pepper


  • Pickling Liquid:

  • 1.

    In a dry saucepan, dry roast the aromats.

  • 2.

    Add the water and vinegar, then the sugar.

  • 3.

    Bring to boil then use accordingly.

  • Pickled Vegetables:

  • 1.

    Bring different vegetables to the boil and simmer until just cooked.

  • 2.

    Store in pickling liquor for at least 2 hours or until needed.

  • Braised Beef Brisket:

  • 1.

    Roughly chop vegetables.

  • 2.

    Season Brisket with salt and pepper. In a hot pan heat some vegetable oil and then sear the beef on both sides until a little golden.

  • 3.

    Put brisket in an oven proof tray deep enough to cover with beer.

  • 4.

    Add vegetables and aromats and cover with Matilda Bay Dogbolter.

  • 5.

    Over a medium flame bring beer to the boil then cover tray with foil and put in a slow oven about 100 degrees until meat becomes very tender. 6-8 hours.

  • 6.

    Let brisket cool down in the liquid, then between two trays lined with baking paper lightly press the beef with the weight of about 2 six packs.

  • 7.

    Once beef is cold, cut into portions.

  • 8.

    Then lightly sear beef and reheat in some of the cooking juices.

  • 9.

    Serve with pickled vegetables and shaved baby radish or target beetroots.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (14 servings)

  • Energy 269kj
  • Fat Total 16g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 14g
  • Carbohydrate 16g
  • Sugar 10g
  • Sodium 519mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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*Pickled Vegetables to be prepared earlier

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