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Wine-Braised Brisket

Red wine permeates this fork-tender meat, while soy sauce and cranberry juice add a nice balance of saltiness and sweetness. For this pot roast, choose either a double beef brisket (which includes part of the flat and the point) or a regular brisket (just the flat). You may need to cut it in half to fit it into the slow cooker.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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  • Portion size 10


  • 1-1/4 tsp 1-1/4tspsalt
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tsppepper
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspcrumbled dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcayenne pepper
  • 4 lb 4lbdouble beef brisket pot roast, (see tip, this page)
  • 2 2large oniononions, sliced
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupdry red wine
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbeef broth
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupthawed cranberry cocktail concentrate
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsoy sauce
  • 4 4large garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupall-purpose flour
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In large bowl, combine salt, pepper, rosemary and cayenne pepper; rub about half over brisket. Toss onions in remaining spice mixture. Arrange brisket on onions in bowl, fat side up.

In separate bowl, stir wine, broth, cranberry concentrate, soy sauce and garlic; pour over brisket. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours or for up to 24 hours.

Transfer onions and liquid to 5- to 6-quart (5 to 6 L) slow cooker; top with brisket. Cover and cook on low until meat is fall-apart tender, about 5 to 6 hours.

Transfer brisket to cutting board; cover and keep warm for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, skim fat from liquid in slow cooker. In bowl, whisk flour with 1/3 cup (75 mL) water; whisk into liquid.

Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let brisket and sauce cool separately for 30 minutes. Combine brisket and sauce in uncovered airtight container; refrigerate until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Slice brisket across the grain. Serve with sauce.

Additional information : Tip: A whole brisket is made up of two muscles: the triangular flat and the point, the raised muscle at one end of the flat. You can buy a whole brisket, just the point, just the flat or a double brisket, which includes the point and part of the flat. This cut contains lean and juicier not-so-lean meat all in one roast.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 306 pro 29g total fat 15g sat. fat 6g
carb 13g fibre 1g chol 73mg sodium 805mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 23 vit C 17 folate 7
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