Cooking Class: Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket with Spicy Mustard Cabbage Slaw

Serve a spicy American variation on the traditional St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage

Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg 


ON THE CLOCK: 24 hours(only 1 hour of hands-on time





¼ cup kosher salt
¼ cup chili powder
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup black pepper
1 5- to 6-pound beef brisket, not trimmed (thick layer of fat attached)
24 large potato buns Butter for spreading on buns



2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 cup Dijon mustard
½ cup water
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 red onion, sliced thin 1 jalapeño pepper sliced thin
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
1 head cabbage, cored and sliced thin
1 carrot, fine julienne (matchstick cut)
10 garlic cloves, sliced thin ¼ cup finely chopped parsley Directions



1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.

2. Combine the spices and seasonings for the brisket.

3. Rub the brisket with the spice mixture.

Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg

4. Place the brisket on a roasting rack, fat side up, and cook for approximately 24 hours, or until the brisket’s internal temperature reaches 190 degrees.

5. Set the brisket aside. Pour the liquid from the pan into a two-quart container. After the fat has settled on the top, skim it off and discard.

6. Allow the brisket to rest for at least an hour, then slice or chop. Pour the juice over the meat.

Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg

7. Combine all cabbage slaw ingredients and allow to marinate on the countertop for at least two hours, tossing occasionally.

Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg

8. Split the buns into halves, then butter and toast them in the oven.

9. Pile each bun with a generous portion of brisket.

10. Top with spicy mustard cabbage slaw.

Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Pattern Play

Liven up your home with bold and beautiful elements

Medal Man

A 94-year old Rockville athlete and record holder has no plans to slow down.

Book Report

New titles by local authors, including two parenting books and the little-known story of African-American soldiers in John Brown's army

Rules of the Road

What ever happened to drivers being civil?
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module


Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit Module

Talk With Us

On Social Media


Edit Module
Edit ModuleEdit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Joel Rubin for Delegate District 18

Apple Ballot endorsed, Chevy Chase Town Council member and Obama administration official, Joel will put education first so all students succeed. Early voting ends June 21.


Bethesda Magazine Green Awards

Nominations are now accepted. The submission deadline is Friday, June 29.