Weekly Recipe #306: Hearty Autumn Brisket

By Lindsay Midura, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview]

Photo credit: Meal Makeover Moms/Flickr

Here it comes: chilly weather, changing leaves, pumpkin patches and apple orchards. The underlying theme of fall festivities always comes back to a sense of warmth and cozying up with the ones you love. I chose this dish because it delivers my favorite things about fall: warm, comforting foods like root vegetables and broth, rich aromas, and enough for the whole family to enjoy.

If you are someone who doesn’t have a lot of time or energy to cook, this recipe is an easy, hands-off way to get a nutritious meal. Simply throw everything in the pan or slow cooker and let time work its magic. Using the slow cooker may be an added benefit, as you can prep the meal the night before, store it in the fridge overnight, plug it in before you leave for work in the morning and – voilà! – you have a delicious and nutritious meal ready for the whole family when you get home.

The extra servings this recipe provides is a great way to extra meals for your busy week. From a nutrition standpoint, this meal is low in carbs, high in protein and gluten-free! I hope you enjoy!

Hearty Autumn Brisket

Makes 24 servings

Adapted from the Food Network

Ingredients:

  • 6 lb. lean beef brisket, trimmed
  • 10 oz. box mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 yams, peeled and cubed
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees OR plug in slow cooker and set to low temp.
  2. If using the oven, place brisket in a roasting pan. If using slow cooker, place brisket in the slow cooker, slicing in half if necessary to make it fit.
  3. Scatter mushrooms, carrots, yams, celery and onion on top of the brisket.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, Tamari, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and water until well-mixed.
  5. If using the oven, cover with aluminum foil and cook for 5 hours. If you using the slow cooker, cover with lid and cook for 7-8 hours.
    (Food safety tip: Before plating your brisket, use a thermometer to check the temperature of your meat. Place the thermometer into the thickest part of the brisket and check for a temperature of 160 degrees or above. If the temperature is below 160 degrees, continue to cook and recheck.)
  6. Transfer brisket onto a plate, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest for 20 minutes.
  7. Transfer vegetables onto a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  8. Skim most of the fat from the remaining broth and strain.
  9. To serve, slice the brisket and put it on a platter with vegetables. Drizzle broth on the top and serve broth on the side.
  10. Pack remaining brisket in single-serving containers and chill or freeze to enjoy at a later date.

Nutrition Information:

Per Serving (7oz): 320 calories, 12 g total fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 g total carbohydrate, 35 g protein, 105 mg cholesterol, 330 mg sodium, 1 g dietary fiber.


MORE OPEN ARMS RECIPES>>

More from Open Arms

Great Minnesota Bake Sale

Open Arms Announces Plans For Inaugural “Great Minnesota Bake Sale” WHAT: The Great Minnesota Bake Sale WHEN: June 23 – 29, 2024 WHERE: At participating “Bake Sale” locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro HOW: Starting June 1, Open Arms will launch an extensive marketing

Read More »
Kathleen, a client in Richfield, MN.

Our Clients, In Focus: Kathleen

Giving Back, A Client’s Perspective By: Kathleen, an Open Arms client in Richfield, Minn. | April 2024 Hello!  My name is Kathleen Brogan and I have been asked to share my Open Arms Minnesota (OAM) involvement. You probably share my passion and consider yourself

Read More »
Feast featured graphic

Moveable Feast 2024: Paris Est Une Fete

Tickets Are Now On Sale For Moveable Feast 2024: Paris Est Une Fete Food is a celebration. Life is a celebration. And Open Arms is celebrating the thousands of lives we have impacted with the simple gesture of delivering healthy food. You are invited

Read More »
Feast Popup Graphic

MOVEABLE FEAST 2024

You're invited to reveal your inner Nouveau Bohemian!

16 May 2024, 5 p.m.
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

End Of Year Giving Graphic

Your Gift Will Help Us Serve More Clients!

Together we can continue to meet the increased demand for medically tailored meals with your support! We hope you think of us as you consider your year-end giving. Your donation is a gift of care, compassion, and encouragement!