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Beef Brisket with Mop Sauce

 Beef Brisket with Mop Sauce
This tender brisket roasts in a sauce that adds great flavor. When one of our sons lived in the South, I learned that "mop sauce" is traditionally prepared for Texas ranch-style barbecues in batches so large it is brushed on the meat with a mop! You won't need that much for my recipe, but will get the big-time taste. —Darlis A Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds)


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes,
  • stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
  • Place the brisket in a shallow roasting pan; pour sauce over the top.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is
  • tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice meat across the grain.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 4 ounces equals 195 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.