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Your favorite holiday meal, only lighter and a healthier (but just as juicy!)
The Backstory: Who doesn’t love a moist, tender brisket at the holidays? No one, I know! Well now you can have your delicious brisket and not feel guilty about it! My delicious recipe offers up all the goodness that Bubbe used to serve but with less saturated fat and sugar. One thing I do know: you will not compromise on taste when you make this recipe and serve it to your family and friends. You will still enjoy the sweet and savory balance of flavors that a good brisket delivers and that melt-in-your-mouth taste from a tender, slow-cooked cut of meat. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Beef Brisket with Gravy - Healthy Option
- 1 tbsp. fresh minced garlic
- 1 1.4 oz. pkg. dried onion soup mix
- 1/4 cup mustard
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup chili sauce
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 pounds boneless, lean, raw beef brisket
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tbsp. water
Make a sauce of the garlic, onion soup mix, ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, thyme and pepper. Put aside.
Place 1/2 cup water in the bottom of a casserole dish. Place the brisket in the pan and brush it with the sauce mixture.
Cover with foil and cook at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is tender.
Collect the drippings to make the gravy. Pour them into a measuring cup and add water if necessary to make 1 cup. Spoon off the fat from the top of the liquid and discard.
Place the drippings into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and add to the boiling mixture, Continue boiling while stirring until the gravy thickens.
Slice the brisket (against the grain) and serve with the gravy.
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…The Backstory continues: You can find this recipe and many more in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Broiled Salmon with Garlic and Tarragon, to Baked Apples–that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!