Brisket with Honey Beer & Shallots Recipe | Abel & Cole

Brisket with Honey Beer & Shallots

Cooking time
Serves6 people
Brisket with Honey Beer & Shallots

A thrifty, delicious, melt-in-the-mouth cut for Sunday (or any day) roast, cooked in a rich mixture of honey and beer with sweet, tender shallots.

16 ratings


  • 1kg brisket, boned and rolled
  • 400g shallots or small onions
  • 500ml dark or red ale
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 3 hrs

Buy the ingredients to start making your own
Add Ingredients To Basket


1. Preheat your oven to 150°C/Fan 130°C/Gas 3. Sit the brisket in a roasting tin.
2. Pop the shallots in a pot. Cover with boiling water and let them soak for 10 mins to soften the skins. Trim off the rooty ends and peel off the skin. Halve or quarter any larger shallots so they’re all roughly the same size.
3. Arrange the shallots around the meat. Add the beer, honey and bay leaves in the mix and season well. Cover the roasting tray with foil, covering the meat and the shallots.
4. Slide into the oven to roast for 3 hours. Check halfway through, and add a small glass of water if it’s looking dry.
5. After 3 hrs, remove the foil and crank the oven up to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas 7. Return to the oven to brown on the top. Once a golden crust has formed (after about 15 mins), remove from the oven. Rest for at least 30 mins before carving.
6. Serve with the beer sauce and roasted shallots. Perfect with a side of potato salad in the summer, or dauphinoise in the winter.
Shopping List
Add main ingredients to basket
Kitchen Cupboard
Add cupboard ingredients to basket

Make a list of your favourite things by clicking on the heart. This will come in handy when placing your orders.

Start your favourites list now New to Abel & Cole? Sign up here

Back to the shop


Add some balls to your soup!