There is no way of getting around the fact that Passover is my least favorite holiday. Ever.
It's sad, really, because the holiday commemorates the freedom the Israelites gained when they left Egypt like a bazillion years ago. It's actually a celebration.
But Passover is different. Starting Monday evening, we've got restrictions. As someone who has never been prone to following rules, I'm angered at this process. While we don't nosh on leavened grains (which is hard to do as a carb queen), the only thing bringing me to the Passover dinner table is the inordinate amounts of brisket. Lots and lots of brisket.
As you may have read in last week's corned beef post, I'm quite subjective to my grandmother's home cooking. Some people are infatuated with Dancing With the Stars; I'm in love with my grandma's brisket. Funny how things work out.
If you're coming to my house on Monday, be sure to bring the Manischewitz. If not, here's how to make it at home.
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For 10-12 people, place three large, sliced onions and 3 to 4 crushed garlic cloves on the bottom of a large roasting pan. On top of that, put around 8-10 lbs. of beef brisket. Sprinkle the meat with 2 tablespoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper, then sprinkle 1 package of Lipton onion soup mix (2 packages per box) over the meat. Spread approximately 1 cup of ketchup on top of the meat, then pour one 15 oz can of beef broth and ½ a bottle of Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine over everything. Add water to completely submerge the meat (amount of water varies on the meat. Use however much is necessary). Cover the pan with lid or foil and roast for two hours at 350 degrees. Do not touch it. Do not even think about touching it. Take a nap or watch an NCIS marathon on USA.
After two hours, remove from oven and put the meat on cutting board. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Slice the meat approximately 1/8-inch thick (or to your preference) and return to roasting pan. Add 5 lbs of potatoes and 1 lb of carrots and roast for one hour covered. Now back to that marathon...
Remove, put in a container, and refrigerate overnight. Yes, overnight. Why? Because it always tastes better on Day 2 (no really, trust me on this one). On Day 2, pour all ingredients in roasting pan and heat at 350 degrees for one hour.
The original recipe was posted on Fatkidsclub.com last year.