In a large pot, add water, seasonings and brisket. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium and cook 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until almost tender. Add vegetables and cook until brisket breaks apart with a fork, about another half hour. During cooking process, water will have to be added, but try to keep only 2 quarts of water in the pot while cooking.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana