Step-by-Step Brisket Recipe Leave a comment 2 medium chopped onions 1 3 lb brisket 3 crushed cloves garlic 1 tsp Sweet paprika 3 tablespoons crushed tomatoes 5 medium potatoes Salt and pepper 1 tbsp flour Sauté onions in Dutch oven with oil until golden brown Add crushed tomatoes and minced garlic, salt and pepper to meat and rub in all over. I insert some cloves into the meat by making little holes with tip of my knife Take remaining spices and flour and rub onto meat Put meat into Dutch oven on top of sautéed onions and brown both sides (3-4 minutes each side on medium heat) Add 6 cups of water (enough to cover meat) along with whole potatoes. Cover and let simmer on low for 1 1/2 to two hours. Take out and slice and return to pot. Allow to simmer for another 1/2 hour until meat is soft. Serve in roasting pan with liquid.