Autumn Harvest Braised Brisket

Autumn Harvest Braised Brisket
Total Recipe Time:  3-3/4 to 4 hours
Makes 6 to 8 (6-ounce) or 12 to 16 (3-ounce) servings


1 beef Brisket Flat Half Boneless (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)2 tablespoons ground cumin2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 tablespoons vegetable oilSalt and pepper2 tablespoons minced garlic1 cup cran-apple, cranberry or apple juice, divided3 to 4 medium red apples (such as Jonathan, Red Delicious, Jazz or Fuji), cored, cut into 16 wedges each (about 1-1/4 pounds)3/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Combine cumin and cinnamon; rub over beef Brisket. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown Brisket; season beef with salt and pepper, as desired.
  2. Add 3/4 cup juice and garlic to stockpot; bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours. Add apples and cranberries to stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until Brisket and apples are fork-tender, stirring and rearranging apples once during cooking.
  3. Remove Brisket; keep warm. Combine remaining 1/4 cup juice and cornstarch; stir cornstarch mixture into apple mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture has thickened, stirring frequently.
  4. Trim fat from Brisket. Carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve beef with apple mixture.
Nutrition information per serving, 1/6 of recipe, 3 oz of beef per serving: 347 calories; 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 83 mg cholesterol; 52 mg sodium; 35 g carbohydrate; 4.5 g fiber; 29 g protein; 7.3 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 2.1 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 29.4 mcg selenium; 6.9 mg zinc; 108.5 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of fiber and vitamin B6.Nutrition information per serving, 1/4 of recipe, 6 oz of brisket per serving: 604 calories; 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 165 mg cholesterol; 100 mg sodium; 52 g carbohydrate; 6.8 g fiber; 57 g protein; 14.5 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 4.1 mcg vitamin B12; 6.4 mg iron; 58.6 mcg selenium; 13.7 mg zinc; 216.4 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
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