Slow Cooker Cranberry Beef Brisket

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This Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket recipe is made with very few ingredients with little prep time. Cooked in a delicious cranberry sauce and allowed to slow cook until perfectly tender and juicy. 

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Beef briskets are one of those comforting recipes that need to be cooked very slowly over many hours, so its best to give it plenty of time to slow cook until its perfectly tender and juicy. The fall-apart goodness of the brisket is worth the hours of the wait! You will get a juicy, tender, and flavorful brisket. This easy Slow cooker Beef brisket recipe is definitely a crowd-pleasing recipe that takes a few minutes to prep. They are full of amazing flavors!

HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER BEEF BRISKET

Using a sharp knife, carefully trim off any excess or lose pieces of meat.

Generously rub the brisket with salt and pepper.

RAW BEEF BRISKET

Place the brisket into the bottom of the cooker.

In a small bowl, combine half the cranberry sauce, broth and tomato paste. Pour this mixture over the brisket.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours until fork-tender that it falls apart.

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Once finished cooking, remove the beef from the pot and using 2 forks to pull it apart. Add the pulled beef back into the cooking liquid together with remaining cranberry sauce, mixing well to combine. Then Serve.

If needed refrigerate the beef for up to 3 days. Reheat the beef just before serving and enjoy!

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What is Beef Brisket

Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or the lower chest of an animal. Its found below the cow’s first five ribs.  It is a tough cut of meat and contains collagen and tendons which is why it is best when slow-cooked to break down these tendons. The result of a cut of brisket is well worth the time it takes to cook it.

Beef Brisket Calories

There are 44 calories in every 1 oz of beef brisket. Every ounce contains 6 grams of proteins, 2.1g of fat, and zero carbohydrates.

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How to make or cook beef brisket

Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat, so it is best braised or slow-cooked for a long period of time to get the best results. The falling apart juicy and tender beef will be well worth the wait.

Some may opt to cook in the oven. This is also possible, you will need one hour for every one pound of brisket at a lower temperature of 275-300 F. Wrapping the brisket in either aluminum foil or roasting bag is a must. Finally, allow brisket to sit in the bag or foil for 30 minutes before serving.

How long to cook beef brisket

Briskets need a longer time to cook that most cuts of meat. Beef Brisket is a tough cut of meat with tendons and collagen which needs a long time to break down. It is best braised or slow-cooked. You will need about 8-10 hours of slow cooking using a crockpot or slow cooker depending on the size of the brisket.

What temperature is beef brisket done

If oven baking, you need to consider cooking it for 1 hour 15 minutes per one pound of brisket used. Using a thermometer measure the thickest part of the brisket until it reaches a temperature of 185 F. Then remove the foil and bake for another hour until it reaches a temperature of about 200 F.

 

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What to serve with beef brisket

Most people like to serve brisket over buns, sandwiches, and tacos.

Here are a few other ideas and side dishes you can serve brisket with:

  • Sandwiches
  • Brown Rice or Quinoa
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Polenta
  • Steamed veggies like asparagus and green beans
  • Grits
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cauliflower Mash

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What is a good rub for brisket

A variety of sauces and herbs would be great options to slather your brisket with. It depends on what flavors you would like to use. Salt and pepper would be a given first choice. Alternatively, here are some other options:

  • Herbs like: Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, coriander, smoked herbs
  • Sauces: BBQ, Steak sauces, Sweet and sour sauces, cranberry sauce

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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Beef Brisket

Slow Cooker Cranberry Beef Brisket

Tender and flavor beef brisket slow-cooked to perfection in a tasty cranberry sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
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Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Beef Brisket have your butcher cut the fat cap off of the beef brisket
  • 14 oz Cranberry Sauce one can
  • 1 Cup Bone Broth or any broth
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife, carefully trim off any excess or lose pieces of meat. Generously rub the brisket with salt and pepper.
  • Place the brisket into the bottom of the cooker. In a small bowl, combine half the cranberry sauce, broth and tomato paste. Pour this mixture over the brisket.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours until fork-tender that it falls apart.
  • Once finished cooking, remove the beef from the pot and use 2 forks to pull it apart.
  • Add the pulled beef back into the cooking liquid together with remaining cranberry sauce, mixing well to combine.

Notes

  • If needed refrigerate the beef for up to 3 days. Reheat the beef just before serving and enjoy!
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 5mg
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