Sweet and Sour Brisket Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Brisket Recipe

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Here’s one dish that never gets old in our house. Tender and juicy, with a great sweet and sour twist. We’d eat it every night if we could! —Jolie Albertazzie, Moreno Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup sauce: 248 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, raisins, brown sugar, lemon juice and garlic. Pour half into a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  2. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Transfer to slow cooker. Top with remaining tomato mixture. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove brisket to a serving platter and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Serve with tomato mixture. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Sweet and Sour Brisket in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p50

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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annrms User ID: 2649709 247143
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"Very good! It makes a lot of sauce, so I froze some for future use."

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