I was a bit disappointed in the lack of flavor of the gravy. I used a pale ale; perhaps if I try it again, I will use smoked paprika, and a stout beer. The meat was very tender.
Serve this deliciously rich beef over mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Leftover brisket makes tasty sandwiches.
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Total: 5 Hours, 45 Minutes
- Calories: 253
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 2.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
- Protein: 30.2g
- Carbohydrate: 12.6g
- Fiber: 2.7g
- Cholesterol: 52mg
- Iron: 3.2mg
- Sodium: 674mg
- Calcium: 64mg
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons sweet Hungarian paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 2 1/2 pounds flat-cut beef brisket, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups pale ale
- 4 cups lower-sodium beef broth
- 5 garlic cloves, sliced
- 6 carrots, cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 6 celery stalks, cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 medium onions, each cut into 12 wedges
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°.
- 2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 1 teaspoon salt. Rub spice mixture evenly over both sides of brisket. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add brisket; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove brisket from pan. Add beer; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add broth and garlic; return to a boil. Return brisket to pan. Cover and cook at 325° for 2 hours. Turn brisket over; cook an additional 2 hours. Turn brisket over. Add carrot, celery, and onion; cook an additional 1 hour or until brisket is very tender.
- 3. Remove brisket and vegetables from pan using a slotted spoon. Skim fat from cooking liquid; discard fat. Bring cooking liquid to a boil over medium-high heat. Place flour in a small bowl; stir in 1/2 cup water. Add flour mixture to pan, stirring until smooth; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve the sauce with beef and vegetables.
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