Beef Brisket


SERVES: 6 adults

This is one of my most POPULAR recipes, loved by all! So yummy to share with your baby, the meat is tender and soft and they just love it!!

Beef Brisket

This is one of my most POPULAR recipes, loved by all. So yummy to share with your baby as the meat is tender and soft and shreds apart, making it perfect for baby led weaning (BLW). I also love that the recipe is really versatile which makes leftovers fun.
Ways I love to serve are:
As a Mexican meal with rice, nachos or wraps
On a bed on mashed/puree cauliflower and potato
Through pulse pasta as a 'Ragu'
On top of pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Baby Led Weaning, Family Meals, Main Course
Servings 6 adults


  • 1 Dutch Oven i use the Le Creuset 4L


  • 1.3-1.5 kg beef brisket
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 400 grams diced tomatoes
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup bone broth beef or chicken
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup optional
  • 2 TBSP worcestershire sauce GF

Spice Crust

  • Use whatever you like! I sprinkle generously with garlic powder, onion powder, sprinkle of cinnamon, sumac, smoked paprika - whatever your heart desires!


  • Preheat oven to 130C
  • In an oven proof casserole dish (mines about 4L), over a medium heat brown off your brisket on both sides, then allow to rest in a bowl to the side
  • To the hot pan, add the garlic and onion and allow to caramelise and soften
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, orange juice, bone broth, maple syrup and worcestershire sauce. Then add your meat back in (the liquid should go about 2/3 of the way up the meat, allowing some of the meat to remain out of the liquid)
  • Sprinkle the top of the meat with your spices of choice. Place the lid on, and pop in the oven for around 6ish hours - until the meat is soft to touch and shreds easily!
  • Once soft, shred with two forks through the sauce.
  • Optional, but if you have a lot of sauce and prefer it a bit thicker, or if you have a lot of fat rest turn the oven up to 180c and place the brisket back into the oven (lid off) for about an hour until caramelised and delicious!!


Keyword Baby Led Weaning, Meat, Slow Cook
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  1. Erin says:

    If baby is 6.5 months old, and hasn’t had many/any of the other ingredients listed and I want to try beef for the first time, can I still use this recipe or do I have to introduce onion, tomato, etc. all separately?

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