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Brisket in a Bag Recipe

Brisket in a Bag Recipe

This tender brisket is served with a savory cranberry gravy that's made right in the bag. You'll want to serve the slices with mashed potatoes just so you can drizzle the gravy over them. —Peggy Stigers, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 large oven roasting bag
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (5 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place 1 tablespoon flour in oven bag; shake to coat. Place bag in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan; place brisket in bag.
  • 2. Combine cranberry sauce, soup, tomato sauce, soup mix and remaining flour; pour over beef. Seal bag. Cut slits in top of bag according to package directions.
  • 3. Bake 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender. Carefully remove brisket from bag. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Thinly slice meat across the grain; serve with gravy. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces equals 324 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 544 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.