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Slow-Cooked Tender Beef Brisket

 Slow-Cooked Tender Beef Brisket
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
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Thinly slice meat across the grain. If desired, thicken cooking
  • liquid. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 5 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup cooking juices equals 277 calories,

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Slow-Cooked Tender Beef Brisket (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 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: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.