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Clean Keto Red Wine Braised Brisket

This Red Wine Braised Brisket recipe is special because it’s our family’s Christmas Eve Tradition and we look forward to it every year!

red wine braised brisket

While most of the recipes I make tend to be quick and simple, so I can fit them in around a busy, every so often I’ll bring out one that requires a little more effort. Most often on a Sunday afternoon when I have a little more time to prepare the meal.

This Red Wine Braised Brisket is one of those meals. The actual prep time only takes 25 minutes, but the recipe requires you to check on the dish every 30 minutes in the oven, to pour the juices over the meat.

This is the kind of recipe when you hope for leftovers the next day!

keto braised brisket

What Does It Mean To Braise Meat In The Oven?

If you’re feeling at all intimidated by the term and technique ‘braising’ – there is no need to be!

Braising is a cooking technique that involves browning your meat in oil, placing it in a tightly covered dish or pan with a small amount of liquid, then cooking in the stovetop or oven.

The meat is cooked slowly, which not only helps develop flavor but turns tougher cuts of meat tender.

How to Make Red Wine Braised Brisket

Step 1- Salt brisket liberally on both sides

brisket on sheet pan

Step 2- Brown on both sides

browned keto brisket

Step 3- Add all veggies, and herbs

vegetables in a dutch oven

Step 4- Pour in wine

Red wine being poured into dutch oven

Step 5- Place brisket on top of veggies and wine and braise

brisket with red wine

Step 6- Add cranberries during the last 30 minutes

red wine braised brisket

What Wine Goes With Brisket?

In the recipe, I have just listed the wine as a ‘full-bodied red wine’ and really – any full-bodied red will do. It doesn’t even have to be an expensive one, because you will be cooking with it.

If you will also be serving wine with the meal, then you may want to consider keeping them the same. The Bordeaux varietals pair best with brisket – think merlot or cabernet sauvignon.

red wine braised brisket

What To Serve With Red Wine Braised Brisket

You’ll often find potato-based side dishes served with brisket. But there are also plenty of low-carb sides that are delicious when served with a red wine braised brisket.

keto christmas brisket
keto christmas brisket

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Clean Keto Red Wine Braised Brisket with Cranberries

Yield: 12 Servings
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours



  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Season brisket with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Cook brisket, turning occasionally until browned all over, 8-10 minutes. Pour off fat and discard.
  2. Place onions, celery, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine in a pot and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Place brisket on top, fat side up. Cover and braise in the oven, spooning juices, onions, and tomatoes over brisket every 30 minutes until the meat is fork tender, 3-3 1/2 hours.
  3. Uncover the pot, and pour in cranberries, cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove brisket from the pot and slice against the grain to serve. 


Even better when chilled overnight and served the next day! 

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 105Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 54mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g

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