Since I am a diabetic, I really miss a lot of my favorite foods. This is why I am SO excited when I come across a new recipe for something similar to what I used to eat. The fact that I can actually enjoy a little bit of beer in this one is a HUGE bonus. Of course, the alcohol is cooked out, so it is also family friendly. This is also a super easy meal that you can fix and forget in the crockpot
- 1 3 to 4 lb fresh beef brisket
- 2 medium onions, thinly sliced and separated into rings
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 12 oz can beer
- 1/4 c chili sauce
- 2 tbsp no-calorie, heat-stable, granular sugar substitute (Splenda)
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme, crushed
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp cold water
1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut brisket to fit into a 3-1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. In the cooker place onions, bay leaf, and brisket. In a medium bowl combine beer, chili sauce, sugar substitute, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic; pour over meat 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.
3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat and onions to a platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaf.
For gravy: Skim fat from cooking liquid. Measure 2-1/2 cups of the cooking liquid; discard remaining cooking liquid. In a medium saucepan stir together the cornstarch and cold water; stir in the 2-1/2 cups cooking liquid. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Pass gravy with meat.
Yum. We will be having this often!