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Cranberry Beef Brisket Recipe

"My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for this tender brisket," relates Annette Bartle of Lees Summit, Missouri. It yields a lot, so the leftover beef can be used in the two comforting recipes that follow.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 beef brisket (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine or additional beef broth
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown brisket on both sides. Transfer to a greased roasting pan. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over beef.
  • 2. Roast, covered, until meat is tender, 3-4 hours. If desired, strain cooking juices and serve with brisket. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

8 ounces equals 273 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 301 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Cranberry Beef Brisket

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"The first time I made this I doubled the recipe. I served it to a group of about 14 adults. It was a hit. Had hardly any leftovers and it was so easy to make. I have since made this again for the family many times. I do not change a thing in the recipe. It's always great."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"This is very good and so easy to make! Flavor combination seems odd when looking at the recipe but it all comes together incredibly well. I don't care for cranberry sauce by itself but having it cooked like this it came out wonderful!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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