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Slow-Cooked Tender Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow-Cooked Tender Beef Brisket Recipe

Brisket can be difficult to cook, but this recipe always turns out great. I live in the country and have a 60-mile commute to work each day, so I use the slow cooker often. It's a great way to get a good meal on the table for my family after a long day. —Jenni Arnold, Woodbury, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 pounds)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cut brisket into thirds; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Thinly slice meat across the grain. If desired, thicken cooking liquid. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup cooking juices equals 277 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 540 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 38 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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