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Wine-Braised Beef Brisket

Yield: 6 servings + reserves
Prep 30 mins Cook 5 hrs to 6 hrs  (low) or 10 to 12 hours (high)
Wine-Braised Beef Brisket
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  fresh beef brisket
  • 4  medium carrots, bias-sliced in 2-inch lengths (2 cups)
  • 1  cup  finely chopped onion (1 large)
  • 1  cup  dry red wine
  • 1/3  cup  tomato paste
  • 2  tablespoons  quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1  tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2  teaspoons  garlic salt
  • 2  teaspoons  liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  chili powder
  •  Salt and ground black pepper
  • 3  cups  hot cooked mashed potatoes
Directions

1. Trim fat from brisket. If necessary, cut beef to fit in a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker. Place carrots and onion in cooker. Top with brisket. In a medium bowl stir together wine, tomato paste, tapioca, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, liquid smoke, and chili powder; pour over brisket in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Remove brisket from cooker. Using a slotted spoon, remove vegetables from cooker. Reserve half of the beef (about 1 pound), 1 cup of the vegetables, and 1 cup of the cooking juices; store as directed below. Slice remaining beef; serve with vegetables, cooking juices, and mashed potatoes. Makes 6 servings and reserves.

From the Test KitchenTo store reserves:
  • Place beef in an airtight container. Place vegetables and cooking juices in a second airtight container. Seal and chill for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts (Wine-Braised Beef Brisket)
  • cal. (kcal) 355,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 96,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 33,
  • vit. A (IU) 2235,
  • vit. C (mg) 9,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 641,
  • Potassium (mg) 896,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Lean Meat () 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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