Beef Brisket with Savory Sauteed Apples

Brisket simmers with onions and apple cider while a savory mixture of apples, onions, cranberries and walnuts reduce down for a tasty sauce.

  • 4
    hrs
  • 8
    SERVINGS
  • 454
    Cal
  • 44 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1 beef Brisket Flat Half (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups sliced unpeeled apples, such as Fuji or Gala (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped

Cooking:

  1. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Place Brisket in stockpot; brown evenly. Remove brisket from stockpot; season with salt and pepper.

    Cook's Tip: If brisket is too large to brown in stockpot, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place brisket in skillet; brown evenly. Meanwhile heat remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons oil in stockpot. Add onion and garlic; cook as directed above. Place brisket, fat side up, over onion mixture. Proceed as directed.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup onion for apples. Add remaining onion and garlic to stockpot. Cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Return brisket, fat-side up, to stockpot. Add apple cider; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until brisket is fork-tender.

  3. Meanwhile, heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until melted. Add apples and remaining onion; cook and stir 5 to 7 minutes or until apples are just tender. Add cranberries and brown sugar; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until cranberries are tender and juices are thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in walnuts. Keep warm.

  4. Remove brisket; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes or until reduced by half, stirring occasionally.

  5. Carve brisket diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with reduced cooking liquid and apple mixture.

Nutrition Information

Butcher Counter

Beef Brisket with Savory Sauteed ApplesBrisket Flat Half Brisket Primal

The leaner half of the whole Brisket also known also as the “first cut,” this full-flavored meat can be sliced or shredded.

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