• 5 Ratings

A splash of vodka and vermouth plus green olives gives this pepper-crusted beef recipe its martini flavors. For a different twist, omit the alcohol.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Trim fat from beef. Sprinkle beef with salt and peppercorns. In large heavy skillet brown brisket on both sides in hot oil. Remove beef. Add onions to skillet. Cook and stir until tender. Add brisket to skillet; add tomatoes, broth, Worcestershire, and fines herbes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Spoon some of onion mixture over brisket. Simmer, covered, for 3 hours, or until brisket is tender.

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  • To serve, remove brisket from skillet; let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, skim fat from sauce in skillet. Stir in cream, vermouth, and vodka. Bring just to boiling. Remove from heat. Slice brisket; top with olives. Serve with sauce. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; total fat 17g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 123mg; sodium 607mg; potassium 642mg; carbohydrates 10g; fiber 2g; sugar 5g; protein 37g; vitamin a 194IU; vitamin c 12mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 6mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 3mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 4mg.


5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2