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Cajun Beef Brisket Recipe
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Cajun Beef Brisket Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:2-3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh beef brisket (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces equals 388 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,521 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place meat, fat side up, in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In a bowl, combine the Creole seasoning, garlic salt, lemon-pepper and parsley. Rub over meat. Add bay leaf. Cover and bake at 350° for about 2-1/2 hours or until meat is just tender. Drain and discard juices. Discard bay leaf.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, sugar, brown sugar, liquid smoke if desired and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over meat. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until the meat is tender and sauce is heated through. Yield: 2-3 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Savory Beef Brisket in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p127

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces equals 388 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,521 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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