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Mediterranean Brisket

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 10 hrs to 11 hrs  (low) or 5 to 5 1/2 hours (high)
Mediterranean Brisket
Ingredients
  • 1 3  pound  fresh beef brisket
  • 3  teaspoons  dried Greek seasoning or Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 2  medium fennel bulbs, trimmed, cored, and cut into thick wedges; or 4 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices, plus 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1/2  cup  beef broth
  • 1/4  cup  pitted green, kalamata, and/or ripe olives
  • 3/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  water
  • 2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  •  Hot cooked noodles or rice (optional)
Directions

1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle meat with 1 teaspoon of the Greek seasoning; rub in with your fingers. Place meat in the cooker. Top with fennel wedges or celery and fennel seeds.

2. In a medium bowl, combine undrained tomatoes, broth, olives, salt, lemon peel, pepper, and the remaining 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning. Pour over brisket mixture in cooker.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 5 1/2 hours.

4. Remove meat from slow cooker, reserving cooking juices. Thinly slice meat. Arrange meat and vegetables on a serving platter. Cover meat and vegetables; keep warm. Pour cooking juices into a glass measuring cup; skim off fat.

5. For sauce, if necessary, add water to cooking juices to make 2 cups. Transfer to a small saucepan. In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup water and the flour; stir into mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Serve sauce with meat and vegetables. If desired, serve with hot cooked noodles.

Nutrition Facts (Mediterranean Brisket)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 286,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 82,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 8,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 37,
  • sodium (mg) 754,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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