Braised Smoky Brisket with Sweet Onion and Chipotle Gravy

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 230min
Serves 8
1/2 tsp
salt
2 mL
1 tsp
dried oregano
5 mL
1 tsp
ground cumin
5 mL
1 tsp
smoked paprika
5 mL
1/4 tsp
dried chili flakes
1 mL
3 lb
beef brisket (or two pieces 1 1/2 lb/750 g pieces)
1.5 kg
1 tsp
canola oil
5 mL
3
onions, sliced
0
6 cloves
garlic, peeled, whole
0
1 can
De-Alcoholized Beer
355 mL
1 cup
water
250 mL
1 cup
sweet onion chipotle bbq sauce
250 mL
1 tbsp
red wine vinegar
15 mL
1 tbsp
whole grain dijon prepared mustard
15 mL
1/8 of the recipe
calories
240
fat
7 g
saturated fat
2.5 g
carbs
9 g
sugar
5 g
protein
35 g
cholestrol
70 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
330 mg

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, oregano, cumin, paprika and chili flakes. Rub spice mixture all over the meat.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Lightly brown the meat on both sides. Lift the meat to place onions and garlic beneath it.

  3. In a bowl, mix the beer, water, barbecue sauce, vinegar and mustard and pour over the meat. Cover the pot and place in the oven to braise about 3 hours. Turn the meat over about halfway through the cooking time, after about 2 1/2 hours, begin to check the tenderness of the meat. When it is tender, turn the meat over again and cook uncovered about 30 min. to brown. Remove the meat from the pot and keep warm. Skim fat from the gravy and spoon over the sliced meat. Serve with mashed potatoes and cooked vegetables or salad.

Tip

Call ahead to ask the Meat Department to prepare the exact size of brisket you need.