➡️ Cooking pork brisket recipes in the oven is an easy task even for novice home cooks. The time required is longer, but a very tender pork roast takes time. Watch the cooking video below and learn how to make pork brisket in the oven from scratch by using an easy pork brisket recipe with tomato sauce!
Baked Pork Brisket in the Oven with Tomatoes
This recipe for pork brisket in the oven with tomatoes is a comforting and delicious meal that is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. The combination of tender pork brisket and juicy, flavorful tomatoes make for a satisfying and hearty dish that is easy to prepare and always a hit.One of the best things about this recipe is that it can be made with just a few simple ingredients, and can easily be adapted to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer your pork brisket with a hint of spice, a touch of sweetness, or just a classic savory flavor, this recipe is sure to deliver.The oven-baked method of cooking the pork brisket ensures that the meat remains moist and tender, while the tomatoes add a bright and tangy flavor that complements the rich pork perfectly. This dish is also incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted potatoes, sautéed greens, or a crisp salad.Whether you are an experienced cook or just starting out in the kitchen, this recipe is a great way to create a delicious and satisfying meal for yourself or your loved ones. So why not give it a try and see for yourself just how delicious pork brisket in the oven with tomatoes can be?
- 70 oz pork brisket, with or without skin.
- salt and ground black pepper to taste (you can replace salt with Portuguese red pepper paste for food seasoning).
- additional herbs such as thyme or rosemary (optional).
- additional spices such as ground cumin or ground ginger (optional).
- some garlic cloves to taste (I use about 8-10 garlic cloves for a strong flavor).
- 35 oz chopped skinless tomatoes.
- 7 fl oz water (you can also use red wine or broth instead).
- 3.5 fl oz vegetable oil.
- fresh greenery for garnish (optional)
remove the skin from the brisket by using a sharp knife (optional).
make cuts between pork brisket ribs without separating them completely (cut about to the middle of the chunk).
make some crosscuts on the meat surface just like in the video (it can also be made on the skin) – this is an optional but recommended step.
place the brisket on a baking tray or sheet pan, then season it on both sides with salt or red pepper paste and ground black pepper to taste, rub well the meat to get the seasoning inside the cuts.
add some garlic cloves, then add chopped tomato to the tray over the pork brisket.
sprinkle some black peppercorn if you want to get a really spicy taste for the pork roast in the oven you are cooking (you can also use red pepper flakes).
pour some water and vegetable oil into the tray, then cover it with foil.
place the tray in the preheated oven at 170 C/340 F for about 1 hour or until the brisket is tender.
remove foil, put the tray back in the oven, and roast the pork brisket at the highest temperature until golden, flip the brisket 1-2 times to brown evenly, and leave it with the meaty part up at the end (recommended).
when the pork roast is ready, cut along the brisket ribs to separate them into slices.
serve brisket pork ribs topped with some tomato sauce and chopped fresh greenery (optional).
Cooking Tips for the Best Results:
- Use a roasting pan or baking dish with high sides to contain the juices and prevent splatters.
- Cover the pork brisket with a mixture of spices and seasonings to infuse it with flavor before roasting if you have time for marinating and want to customize the recipe.
- Add sliced red onions along with chopped garlic to the pan to create a flavorful bed for the meat and enhance the taste of the dish.
- Baste the pork with the tomato sauce mixture during cooking to keep it moist and add additional layers of flavor.
- Allow the pork brisket to rest for at least 10-15 minutes before slicing to let the juices settle and ensure that the meat stays tender and juicy.
What is a pork brisket, and how is it different from beef brisket?
Pork brisket is a cut of meat from the chest of a pig, similar in concept to beef brisket. While beef brisket is known for its rich, marbled texture, pork brisket is leaner and generally smaller. The cooking methods and flavors can be similar, but pork brisket tends to cook faster due to its lean nature.
What ingredients are needed for an oven-baked pork brisket recipe with tomatoes?
The ingredients typically include a pork brisket, fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, onions, herbs (such as rosemary and thyme), olive oil, salt, and pepper. Additional seasonings and vegetables can be added to suit your taste.
How do I prepare the pork brisket for baking?
To prepare the pork brisket, you’ll want to season it generously with salt, pepper, and any desired herbs or spices. Optionally, searing it briefly in a hot skillet with olive oil can help develop flavor and create a nice crust before baking.
What is the recommended cooking time and temperature for this recipe?
A typical recommendation is to bake the pork brisket at around 325°F (163°C) for 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160-165°F (71-74°C). This allows for a slow and even cooking process, ensuring the meat is tender and flavorful.
How can I ensure the tomatoes complement the pork brisket well in this dish?
To make sure the tomatoes enhance the flavor of the pork brisket, consider adding herbs like basil, oregano, or thyme to the tomato sauce. You can also balance the acidity of the tomatoes with a touch of sugar or honey. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed to achieve a harmonious flavor profile in the final dish.
➡️ Pork brisket recipes are very popular in some European countries and especially in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, but they are less known in the UK, Canada, and some parts of the United States. This happens, probably, because people in these countries like leaner pork cuts or simply don’t know how to cook pork brisket properly.
➡️ Enjoy cooking pork brisket in the oven with tomatoes from scratch! For additional info, read more about brisket pork ribs here. Also, I recommend other pork brisket recipes available on this website such as pork roast with beer, baked country-style pork ribs, spare ribs in the oven, pan-fried spare ribs, and more (see below.)
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