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Southern Living magazine's Beef Brisket in Beer Recipe

Southern Living magazine's Beef Brisket in Beer

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"Put away your knives! This beef is so tender and juicy that you won't need them. Use a 3 1/2-quart or larger slow cooker for this recipe."

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  1. TRIM fat from brisket, and cut brisket in half. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. PLACE onion rings in bottom of a slow cooker; top with brisket.
  3. STIR together chili sauce and next 3 ingredients; pour over brisket.
  4. COVER and cook on HIGH 4 to 6 hours, or on LOW 8 to 12 hours. Remove brisket, and set aside, reserving liquid in slow cooker.
  5. REMOVE1 cup reserved liquid from slow cooker; whisk in flour, and pour into slow cooker, whisking constantly. Cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve over brisket; sprinkle with pepper.
  6. GARNISH, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 08, 2003

I love this recipe. I use a rump roast instead. I think it tastes a little better than brisket. (not as dry)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2003

The kids (teenagers) hated it! The husband thought it was so-so, the sauce tasted only of beer and was boring, needed something, just not sure what, the meat was fork tender, I just wish it had tasted good!


35 Ratings

Jul 13, 2003

I used 1 can/bottle of beer and 1 cup of ketchup and 2 Tbs dijon mustard. It was delicious.

Apr 13, 2003

I wouldn't give Southern Living the credit for this recipe. I got this identical recipe from a Better Homes & Gardens Crockpot Cookbook I've had for years. The only differnce is instead of flour to thicken, BHG used cornstarch. In any case it is one of the best pot roasts I've made yet in my slow cooker. The brisket was outstanding,the onions were sweet and the gravy perfect, expecially over the egg noodles I served it with. Oh, I substituted tomato sauce for the chile sauce.

Jul 13, 2003

It could not be easier! It took me more time to find a grocery store that carries beef brisket than it did to make it. I would double the liquid ingredients in order to have more gravy - it is so good! PK

Mar 18, 2003

My family and friends loved this recipe. As stated, slow cooking made this fall apart and the flavor was GREAT!!!!

Jul 31, 2003

This is a great fix it and forget it recipe!

Nov 04, 2003

couldn't be easier, and is absolutely perfect with mashed potatoes--a definite "do again--soon"


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