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Savory Beef Brisket

 Savory Beef Brisket
Caramelized onions give beef and carrots great flavor. You'll be surprised to see just how easy it is to prepare this fork-tender brisket.
12-15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 2-3/4 hours


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 small onions, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
  • 2 pounds carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • Lightly dust brisket with flour; sprinkle with pepper. In a Dutch
  • oven, brown brisket in oil on broth sides over medium-high heat.
  • Remove and keep warm. In the drippings, saute onions until golden
  • brown, about 15 minutes. Return meat to pan. Combine tomato paste,
  • salt and garlic; spoon over meat.
  • Cover and bake at 375° for 1-1/2 hours. Slice meat across the
  • grain; return to pan, overlapping slices. Add carrots. Cover and
  • bake 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours longer or until meat is tender. Yield:
  • 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 6 ounces equals 266 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber,

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Savory Beef Brisket (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.