Rating: 3 stars
6 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 2

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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25 mins
3 hrs
10 mins
3 hrs 35 mins


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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.

  • 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; fat 17g; cholesterol 123mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 5g; protein 37g; vitamin a 194.4IU; vitamin c 12.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 6.1mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 3.2mcg; sodium 607mg; potassium 642mg; calcium 60.6mg; iron 4.3mg.