Beef Brisket in Beer
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
- 1 fresh beef brisket (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
- 2 teaspoons liquid smoke, optional
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 can (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- Cut brisket in half; rub with liquid smoke, if desired, and celery salt, pepper and salt. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with onion. Combine beer and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until tender.
- Remove brisket and keep warm. Strain cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve beef with gravy.
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Editor's NoteThis is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Nutrition Facts5 ounce-weight: 285 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 39g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Feb 4, 2018
This recipe is amazing I had to cook mine on the stovetop because my slow cooker died so I cooked it low and slow 4 1/2 hours it literally melts in your mouth I used a flat cut organic grass fed beef brisket and it was smaller than the recipe called for, 1 1/2 lbs , however I used the same proportions of the other ingredients in the recipe. This is a definite winner!!!
Feb 3, 2018
My family really liked this. The meat was very tender but I don't know if it was due to the cut of meat or the cooking process. I used a flat cut brisket. I think this is more healthy than the way I make roast beef in the crock (onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup).
Aug 24, 2017
Excellent and so easy. Cooked for 10 hours on low. Very tender, moist and excellent flavor. It was all gone very fast. Served with some red skin potatoes made in a separate crosckpot and bread.
Feb 6, 2016
This is so good! We love it. I used a dark beer which might be too strong for some tastes. So you could use a lighter one. The sauce was easy and yummy too. I'm planning to use the left overs for sandwiches. This is one I will make again.