Brisket with Cranberry Gravy

Beef briskets are flavored with a sauce that's sweet, spicy and tangy- all at the same time.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
1/2-pound fresh beef brisket (not corned beef)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
tablespoon mustard

  • 1 Trim excess fat from beef. Rub surface of beef with salt and pepper. Place beef in 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over beef.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 3 Cut beef across grain into thin slices. Skim fat from cranberry sauce in cooker if desired; serve with beef.

Expert Tips

Be sure to use a fresh beef brisket instead of a corned beef brisket. A "corned" brisket is a fresh brisket that has been cured in seasoned brine, which would overpower the delicate flavor of the cranberry gravy. If a fresh brisket isn't available, use the same cut of beef roast that you use for your favorite pot roast.

We like the appearance of the whole berry cranberry sauce, but you can use a can of jellied cranberries if you like. Cranberries are native to North America. Pilgrims noticed that cranes flew in great flocks to the cranberry bogs and feasted on the sour red berries. Thus the berries got the name "craneberries," which later became "cranberries."

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
265
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.