Slow Cooker Braised Brisket

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

10 hrs 30 min

Makes

6 servings

Slow Cooker Braised Brisket

Brisket is a humble cut of beef—inexpensive and easy to prep. All it asks for in return is a little time. Braised over hours, brisket comes out succulent and tender.


Ingredients

  • 2 kg beef brisket , fat trimmed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 onions , diced
  • 2 carrots , peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks , diced
  • 3 garlic cloves , sliced
  • 900 mL no-salt beef broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • hot dog buns , (optional)
  • sliced gherkins , or pickles (optional)

Instructions

  • Sprinkle salt over both sides of brisket. Heat an extra-large pan over medium-high. Add oil, then brisket. Cook until browned, 3 to 4 min per side. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic to pan. Cook, stirring often, until soft,
    5 to 6 min. Stir in beef broth, tomato paste and bay leaves, using a wooden spoon to scrape any brown bits from bottom of pan. Bring to a boil, then pour mixture over brisket.
  • Cover and cook on low until brisket is tender, about 10 hours. Transfer brisket to a cutting board and slice thinly. Dip sliced brisket in jus before serving in hot dog buns with gherkins.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 528,
  • Protein
  • 68 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 713 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.