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Sweet and Savory Brisket Recipe

Sweet and Savory Brisket Recipe

I like this recipe not only because it makes such tender and flavorful beef, but because it takes advantage of a slow cooker. It's wonderful to come home from work and have this mouthwatering dish waiting for you. The beef doubles as a warm sandwich filling, too.—Chris Snyder, Boulder, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef brisket (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place half of the brisket in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, jelly, soup mix and pepper; spread half over meat. Top with the remaining meat and ketchup mixture.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Slice brisket; serve with cooking juice. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 223 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 596 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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