December 27, 2018
Cranberry Onion Brisket or Pot Roast
Cranberry Onion Brisket
- 1 packet onion soup mix
- 2 cups cranberry sauce either a can of whole cranberry sauce or fresh made
- 2 tbsp prepared horseradish find in refrigerated aisle
- 3 sprigs fresh dill
- 1 cup red wine
- 2-5 lb brisket
- olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 onion sliced
- 3 cloves garlic sliced
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp sugar if using homemade cranberry sauce
- In a medium sized pot combine the contents of the onion soup packet, the can of cranberry sauce, horseradish, dill and red wine and marinate brisket. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
- preheat oven to 325 degrees
- In a deep, frying pan heat the olive or vegetable oil. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for about a minute until onions become translucent. Remove the brisket from the marinade and sear the brisket on all sides and create a nice brown carmelization. Remove brisket and place into an oven safe deep pan.
- Add cup water to the frying pan to deglaze. Then place the liquid and the marinade into the oven pan with the brisket. Cook at 325 for 3-4 hours.
- Remove from pan and let it rest on a plate for 15 minutes. Slice across the grain.
- Use the braising liquid to make a reduction (let sit in pan, simmering uncovered until it thickens and loses volume) or gravy (add flour and stir- then let simmer, covered for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally).
Using a Crockpot
- In a deep, coverable frying pan or dutch oven, heat the olive or vegetable oil. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for about a minute until onions become translucent. Remove the brisket from the marinade and sear the brisket on all sides and create a nice brown carmelization. Place the brisket in the crockpot with the onions and garlic and place setting on low or use a 6-8 hour setting. About 2 hours into cooking process, taste and adjust for salt content. Continue on to instruction 3 above.
Note: you can use the sauce in the first step to marinate the brisket or roast, but if you choose to do this, you must perform the first step a day ahead of time. I think this does add some flavor to the meat and does help the tenderness slightly, so I recommend you do this.
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