Cranberry Beef Brisket

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3 hours


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
"My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for this tender brisket," relates Annette Bartle of Lees Summit, Missouri. It yields a lot, so the leftover beef can be used in the two comforting recipes that follow.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine or additional beef broth
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown brisket on both sides. Transfer to a greased roasting pan. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over beef.
  2. Roast, covered, until meat is tender, 3-4 hours. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices. If desired, strain cooking juices and serve with brisket.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked beef: 273 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.