Beef brisket is one of those rare dishes that sits squarely between homey comfort food and sophisticated classic. It’s comfortable on a weeknight dinner table and as the centerpiece of a holiday feast. Beef brisket can be roasted in the oven, set in the slow cooker, or braised in an Instant Pot, where it quickly becomes fall-apart tender.
Sure, there are a few mistakes to avoid when cooking brisket, but one of the trickiest parts can be deciding what to serve with brisket. It’s almost always cooked with onions, potatoes, and carrots, but are those enough? Do you need something green? Do you want to have bread or rolls to sop up those wonderful juices?
The answer, obviously, is “yes” to all sides. We think choosing two to three sides from this list below can help you set the ideal table for a beef brisket dinner whether it falls on a Wednesday night or it happens a special occasion.