Sweet-and-Sour Braised Brisket

Author: Canadian Living

With brisket, you have the advantage of many make-ahead options, including braising the meat a day ahead, then slicing it hot or cold and reheating it in the sauce.

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped date
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped raisin
  • 1 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 4 onions cut in wedges
  • 1 whole head garlic peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 beef brisket pot roast (about 4 lb/2 kg)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Method

In large roasting pan, stir together raisins, stock, vinegar, tomato paste, onions, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.

Add brisket to pan; spoon stock mixture over top. (Make-ahead: Cover and marinate in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)

Cover pan with foil or lid; braise in 325°F (160°C) oven, basting every 30 minutes, until brisket is fall-apart tender, 4 to 5 hours. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Skim fat from pan juices.

In small bowl, whisk flour with 1/4 cup (50 mL) cold water to make thin, smooth paste; whisk into pan juices. Place pan over high heat; boil, whisking, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 4 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let brisket and sauce cool for 30 minutes. Return brisket to sauce and transfer to refrigerator; let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Slice thinly across the grain. Arrange slices in sauce; cover and reheat in 325°F/160°C oven until hot, about 1 hour.) Slice brisket thinly across the grain and serve with sauce.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 12 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 259 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 301.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 61 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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