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Cider Mushroom Brisket

 Cider Mushroom Brisket
Apple juice and gingersnaps give an autumn feel to this tender, slow-cooked brisket. It’s quick to prep, and the mouthwatering aroma will linger for hours.—Colleen Weston, Denver, Colorado
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (6 pounds)
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) mushroom gravy
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 envelope onion mushroom soup mix
  • 1/3 cup crushed gingersnap cookies


  • Cut brisket into thirds; place in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. In a
  • large bowl, combine the gravy, cider, soup mix and cookie crumbs;
  • pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is
  • tender.
  • Thinly slice meat across the grain. Skim fat from cooking juices;
  • thicken if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 6 ounces cooked meat with 1/2 cup cooking juices equals 336 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 566 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 47 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.