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Panhandle Beef Brisket

This tender, Texas-style brisket, paired nicely with a savory sauce, is a superb dinner for cooler weather. —Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings (2 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (5 to 7 pounds), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Remove 2 cups sauce to a bowl; cover and refrigerate for serving.
  • Place brisket in a shallow roasting pan; brush with Liquid Smoke if desired. Pour remaining sauce over meat. Cover and bake at 325° for 3 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes. Heat reserved sauce. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Serve sauce with meat.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 252 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 592mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

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