Trust us, it's easier than you think. Give your meat a hearty season of kosher salt and black pepper (or a dry rub of spices for added flavor!) Sear it on both sides until browned, then remove from your pot and use the leftover liquid to sautée chopped onions, carrots, and celery over low heat until fragrant. Add the brisket back to the pot, along with liquid such as wine or stock to cover. Place a tight lid on to seal it all in, and braise on low heat for about 3 to 4 hours, or cooked until desired doneness.