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Double-Onion Beef Brisket

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours


10 servings

It's the slow cooking of this brisket that makes it so tender. It gets a wonderfully sweet-tangy flavor from chili sauce, cider vinegar and brown sugar.—Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix


  1. Cut brisket in half; sprinkle all sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown brisket in oil; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, cook and stir onions over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until caramelized.
  2. Place half of the onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with celery and brisket. Combine the chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and soup mix. Pour over brisket; top with remaining onions.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve juices with meat.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 327 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 971mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.

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