Your toaster oven is the perfect place to cook a beef brisket. This is not the type of beef you cook quickly and serve, rather it needs a long, slow cooking process to properly tenderize the meat. This cut of beef has an incredible beefy flavor after a slow cooking process. It is a good idea to use a jarred tomato sauce for two reasons. First, it is a quick and easy way to flavor the roast without all the fat you find in a traditional gravy. Second, the acids in the tomatoes break down muscle fibers and tenderize the meat. That is why the beef brisket marinates in the sauce overnight. Need to cook your brisket today? It will still be good cooked right away; it is just better after a night-long tomato soak.
Ingredients for Beef Brisket In Tomato Sauce
1 beef brisket, about 4 pounds
1 twenty-four ounce jar of your favorite prepared tomato sauce
1 large green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into large chunks
1 medium yellow onion, diced into large chunks
4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
Place the yellow onion, green pepper and garlic into a toaster oven safe baking dish that is large enough to fit the beef brisket yet small enough to fit into your toaster oven. Evenly distribute the vegetables to form a bed for the beef brisket, then place the meat on top of that bed of veggies. Pour the entire jar of prepared tomato sauce over the beef. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and place it into the refrigerator overnight.
Remove the brisket from the refrigerator at least one hour before beginning the cooking process. You want it to be at room temperature or close to room temperature before placing it in the toaster oven.
Heat your toaster oven to 200 degrees F. Put the baking dish, still tightly covered in foil, into your toaster oven. Bake the beef brisket for 2 hours. Flip the brisket over, then cook for another 2 hours. Uncover the brisket, flip it, then cook the brisket uncovered for another 2 hours. Flip the brisket yet again and cook for 2 more hours, still uncovered. Once the 8 hours has passed, your brisket should be perfectly tender and ready to serve, after a short 10 minute rest.
Slice the brisket against the grain to get the most tender beef possible. Serve it with the vegetables and sauce. You can also cook some of your favorite pasta to serve with the extra sauce, which has now been infused with an incredible, beefy flavor.
The Best Toaster Oven For Braising Beef Brisket In Tomato Sauce
You will need a toaster oven that can deliver even heat at low temperatures without any hot spots to properly cook this recipe. Check out our Home Page to find the best model for cooking this recipe and so much more. You will find the toaster ovens categorized to the right by both price range and brand name.