Slow-Cooker Savory Brisket Stew

Slow-Cooker Savory Brisket Stew

Butternut squash and crushed tomatoes bring color to a beef stew cooked in a robust, red wine broth.

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fresh beef brisket (3 lb; not corned beef), cut into 3 pieces lengthwise
medium butternut squash (3 lb), peeled, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges (1 cup)
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
cups Progresso® beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
cup dry red wine or Progresso® beef flavored broth
cups uncooked wide egg noodles (28 oz)
cup quick-cooking tapioca
  1. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, arrange brisket pieces, fat side up. Add remaining ingredients except noodles and tapioca in order listed.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  3. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package. Meanwhile, remove brisket from cooker and place fat side up on cutting board. If necessary, scrape off any fat from brisket and discard. Using 2 forks, coarsely shred brisket.
  4. Stir tapioca into liquid in cooker. Return shredded brisket to cooker. Increase heat setting to High; cover and cook about 15 minutes longer or until thickened. Serve stew in soup bowls over hot noodles.
Makes 14 servings (1 1/4 cups stew and 1 cup noodles each)
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Kitchen Tips
Sometimes brisket comes in larger pieces, such as 4 to 6 pounds. If you purchase one of these larger pieces, use what you need for this recipe and freeze the remaining piece for a future meal.
For added color, sprinkle this stew with chopped curly parsley
Instead of squash, try using another root vegetable in this hearty stew.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.