Slow Roasted Beef Brisket with Gnocchi

Slow Roasted Beef Brisket with Gnocchi

Hey kulkyne team, thought I’d share my favourite camp recipe – 3hour slow cooked brisket with gnocchi in a red wine gravy. It’s best done in a cast iron camp oven with a low and slow mentality! Brisket is great for this as it simply falls apart and becomes so soft you can eat it with a teaspoon. I like to suspend my pot above the fire on a tripod to remove it from direct heat and allow a more even temperature. Being Bush cooking this recipe  is certainly more of a guide and is very versatile, you can add or remove anything you want and the gnocchi makes for a something a little different and a nice surprise.

  • You will need:
  • 1kg of whole beef brisket
  • .5 kilos of carrots chopped
  • A whole garlic cut in half
  • 2 onions sliced
  • Half a bunch celery chopped
  • 12 dried prunes
  • A healthy amount of thyme
  • 1 litre Chicken or beef stock
  • 1/2 bottle of red wine I use Pinot noir for its dryness anything heavier could be a bit too rich.
  • About a tablespoon of mustard seeds, coriander seeds and a few bay leaves
  • Tablespoon of paprika
  • Tbs of oil – sunflower is best for camp oven cooking due to its high flash point
  • Salt and pepper
  • Gnocchi – you can find ready to go gnocchi from most supermarkets near the pasta section.
  • Optional: horseradish sauce and sauerkraut.

1. Get a nice fire going with some hardwood logs that will burn to a nice hot bed of coals, I sometimes supplement with some natural charcoal.
2. While the fire is underway, combine the salt, pepper, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, paprika and thyme rub mixture over brisket.
3. Preheat the pot over the fire and heat the oil. Add the brisket and turn once to cook each side for a few minutes. Remove from the pot.
4. Heat a little more oil and fry off the onions and garlic for about 3 minutes.
5. Add half a litre of stock and bring to the boil. Once boiling chuck in wine and prunes and bay leaves. Return the brisket to the liquidz Cook for 2-3 hours. Low and slow is best so keep a close eye on the liquid levels and top up if you need. Sometimes I take the pot off and cover it in coals and let it sit for a while to simmer. Turn the meat once after cooking for 1.5 hours.

6. After 2-3 hours remove the pot, add in 1/4 litre of stock and the carrots and celery. Cook until soft – about 30mins
7. Finally, add in the gnocchi and cook for about 15 minutes, until soft.
8. Pull off the fire and devour! Pair this with some deli style horseradish sauce and/or sauerkraut and you’re in for a real winner.

Enjoy! Cheers, Jonty

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  1. Wow! This looks like an beautiful meal!! Delicious for a camping night!

    1. A robust meal with the prospect of leftovers….and you don’t have to catch the beef!

    2. Yumo! Thanks For sharing mate. Great feed on a cold night.

  2. This is my choice. Yabbies would be great but cannot always get them

  3. the red wine this one makes this one get my vote

  4. Omg my mouth is watering!!! Can’t wait to give this one a go in my new cast iron pot.

  5. Amazing! This looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try recreate it!

    1. That looks so yum!

      1. Yumm

  6. The BEST!!!

  7. Looks delicious! I must make this

  8. YUMMM!!! I’ll be making this on my next camp trip. Thanks for sharing =D

  9. Can’t wait to try this out on my next trip!

    1. *drools* gonna try this out!

  10. Looks beautiful and delicious

  11. I’d risk it for this brisket!

  12. Yum! Is it possible to make this without going camping?

  13. Yum! I don’t eat beef but after sampling this recipe…. we need more cows.

  14. Love the idea of gnocchi in this!

  15. Looks heartwarming and delicious!!

  16. Yummmehhhhhhhh!!

  17. Taking camping in style to the next level!! This looks insane.

  18. Even I could do it!

  19. What a wonderful meal!

  20. This’d be my pick

  21. Yummo! I’m going to use your recipe.

  22. Nothin better than slow cooking some meat. Gnocchi an interesting choice – gets my vote nonetheless.

  23. 5 star cooking at it’s best in the bush – add some crusty bread and a bottle of red and there’s nothing better

  24. Gnocchi ay? I’m gonna have to give this one a go.

  25. In will be doing this CAMPOVEN dish on our next trip to Tilpa (Kalara Station) on the Darling River, it looks Delicious.

    1. Keen to here how it goes! I wanna do kalara station next year.

      1. Itl looks too scrumptious for words. If only i could have a taste

  26. This looks insane. Very keen to try and replicate!

  27. Taking camping in style to the nek level!!!!

  28. What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this out!

  29. This is droooooool worthy!! Can’t wait for the next trip to make this one… yummmm

  30. This looks delicious!!!

  31. One of the best camping recipes by far
    Even hubby can manage this superb recipe

  32. I was one of the people who actually ate this delicious meal and can vouch for this memorable recipe.

  33. This recipe is surely a winner!! Yummo

    1. Yummy!

  34. Looks delish!!

  35. That looks absolutely delicious!! Can’t wait to make it!!

  36. Wish we’d had this over the long weekend. Will definitely give it a go next time.

  37. This gets my vote for the favourite of the two. It sounds delicious.

  38. Looks a treat! Perfect for a winter high country trip.

  39. Awesome! Brisket is great but I’d try it with roo too!

  40. I’m gonna make this on the farm tonight. Sleeping in my kulkyne of course!

  41. I’m drooling!! Definitely will have to try this recipe out!

  42. Looks bloody good! Nice activity to do with the kids too.

  43. Gnocchi and brisket who would’ve thought? I am so keen to make this!

  44. Woooow

  45. This sounds delish. I’m definitely going to give it a whirl.

  46. Nothing better than a hearty meal under some outback stars.

  47. Looks fantastic! This gets my vote.

  48. Swag, fire, a warm bowl of this – nothin better.

  49. Needed this when I camped at Thredbo this season!

  50. I’m going to try this one out for sure.

  51. My mum used to make a casserole that was similar to this and it was bloody amazing!

  52. I’m a brisket man myself, this has me all over it- gets my vote!

  53. Accompanied with a Pinot? This is the recipe for me.

  54. Wow, already wrote the shopping list cant wait to try it. thank you and best of luck with the competition

  55. I would devour at least two bowls of that 😍

  56. A great recipe for the big get together at our annual family reunion Thank you

  57. Sounds brilliant

  58. Nice! I reckon this would be just as good if not better the next day!

  59. Awesome! Brisket isn’t something I’d usually take on a trip but I’ll have to try this out.

  60. Sounds amazing!

  61. Gonna give this a go in my spun steel camp oven.

  62. Gonna have a go of this one!

  63. Gonna have to share this recipe with the hubby for sure

  64. Awesome take on a brisket slow roast?!

  65. How did I not think of this?! Gotta have a crack at this one

  66. This is the winner for me!

  67. Yum. Yum. Going to have to try this

  68. Definitely going to give this a try

  69. Right up my alley

  70. Gotta be this one!

  71. I love brisket, so definitely gonna make this! Don’t find many good recipes for it.

  72. Have tested this, can confirm it is a winner!

  73. Ooooh this is great, love the gnocchi idea.

  74. I am sure I would enjoy both but I am going with the camp oven dish , you can not beat sitting down at the end of the day with couple of beers around the fire with camp oven wafting hungering aromas, good company a good feed then into comfortable kulkyne swag. cheers.

  75. Who doesn’t love brisket?

  76. Fantastic!

  77. Keen to give this a go

  78. Nice work, this sounds great. Perfect for colder weather.

  79. Sounds like a good one

  80. Gotta be the winner over a toastie. So different.

  81. What a unique recipe. Good luck with the comp!

  82. My son and I are going to have a crack at this next week, will let you know how it goes!

  83. This is great

  84. Too close to call but i reckon this one take the cake – but only just!

  85. Not the best lookin photo but I still reckon the best recipe

  86. Bit of meat, bit of veg. Good stuff guys

  87. Delicious

  88. I reckon this could be great idea for a big group

  89. Sounds outstanding.

  90. Decadent and delicious.

  91. This sounds amazing!

  92. Gotta make this for my boys!

  93. I never would’ve thought to pair gnocchi with something like this!

  94. Wow! I want to eat this for dinner!!

  95. Wonderful!

  96. Gonna make this for my old man when we go to Kosciusko in a few weeks time!

  97. That looks scrumptious!

  98. How many would this feed?

    1. Hey Craig when I made this it comfortable fed 4 with seconds and leftovers the next day. The quantities in this recipe would comfortable feed 8 people if not a few more!

  99. Looks fantastic I should like to try it!

  100. I have a similar recipe and can vouch for its deliciousness

  101. I needed this one 2 months ago – oh well guess I’ll have to go away again!

  102. Holy moly! Would love to try this

  103. Oh my god!!! This will Gnocchi your socks off!!!!

  104. Hoping to try this yummy recipe soon. Hope you invite me on next camping trip . I will cook!

  105. ooooh looks sah tasty!!!

  106. Omg looks so scrumptious! nommy nom

  107. I don’t camp but I would if this my dinner! Amazing *insert drool*

  108. 100% would risk it to get this brisket

  109. OMG, i want to eat this now!

  110. Sounds yum

  111. Looks outstanding! Can’t wait to try.

  112. Looks delish!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe

  113. A perfect ‘glamping’ recipe 🙂

  114. Wow! Sounds delicious

  115. I don’t think there’ll be any leftovers when I try this one out

  116. Perfect for a crowd

  117. Looks amaze

  118. A bowl of this and a cold beer – this is what camping is all about. Delicious!

  119. You should write a cook book!!!! Camp fire edition. Sounds incredible

  120. YUM!!! Must try

  121. Slow cooked beef is a sure fire winner!! Love it!

  122. Tasty!!!!

  123. Go Jonty! What a winner

  124. A wonderful recipe to try make before the weather gets too warm!

  125. Hope this one wins!

  126. Would smash a bowl of this with a few glasses of nice red!

  127. This ones going in the van cookbook for sure!!

  128. This is one the husband can manage… Ill sit back and enjoy the pinot!

  129. Who could argue with gnocchi?

  130. I’d be interested to try a vegetarian version of this! With eggplant maybe?

  131. I usually smoke brisket but doing it like this would be tight!

  132. Looks too marvellous for words!

  133. yep! this ones a winner

  134. Looks mint! Would love to know what other recipes you have up your sleeve..

  135. Looks delish!

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