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Beef Brisket with Cranberry Gravy

With just a few minutes of hands-on work, this tender beef brisket simmers into a delectable entree. “The meat and gravy are great for sandwiches and leftovers the next day,” Noelle LaBrecque relates from Round Rock, Texas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds), halved
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup thawed cranberry juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Place onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with brisket. Combine cranberry sauce and juice concentrate; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove brisket and keep warm. Strain cooking juices, discarding onion; skim fat. Place in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Thinly slice brisket across the grain; serve with gravy.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 225 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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  • ConnieK
    Aug 18, 2012

    No comment left

  • cgormley54
    Dec 18, 2011

    Made it for our progressive dinner. Was wonderful and so easy to prepare. Gave us more time to visit and not worry about the main course. Very very tasty.

  • RobMarsh_Jax
    Mar 12, 2011

    I had a hard time finding the the concentrate so I used a cranberry blend

  • MysteryLover
    Jan 9, 2009

    This is a great recipe. The flavor is excellent. It is easy to make and reasonable.