Thursday, November 5, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday - Brisket in Ale

I apologize for this post going up so late today, I have two kids home sick from school. Nicholas has a horrible cough and a bad sinus infection and Jasmine is coming down with something too.

I've been running around all day and just got back from the doctor. Anyway, better late than never right?


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Brisket in Ale
Credit: diabeticlivingonline


1 3- to 4-pound fresh beef brisket
2 medium onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1 bay leaf
1 12-ounce can beer
1/4 cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons no-calorie, heat-stable, granular sugar substitute (Splenda)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water

1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut brisket to fit into a 3-1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. In the cooker place onions, bay leaf, and brisket. In a medium bowl combine beer, chili sauce, sugar substitute, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic; pour over meat in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

3. Using a slotted spoon, tansfer meat and onions to a platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaf.

4. For gravy: Skim fat from cooking liquid. Measure 2-1/2 cups of the cooking liquid; discard remaining cooking liquid. In a medium saucepan stir together the cornstarch and cold water; stir in the 2-1/2 cups cooking liquid. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pass gravy with meat. Makes 10 servings.


Mari said...

Another good one! Thanks!

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, this does look good!

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Jen said...

Looks great...your food always looks great though. I'm catching up as usual. Your Arizona Sky....priceless. And your Halloween looks all looked awesome.

the track thing is a great idea for the family.
I have started walking feels great!
I hope you all have a great weekend.

Jen said...

This one looks great! Have a great week. I pray your children get well soon.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This looks really interesting. Sorry I'm so late linking up - still trying to get settled here. I hope the kids are feeling better.