Brisket with Cranberry Gravy

A combination of cranberry sauce and tomato sauce provides a sweet flavor to this dish.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”8 hrs” serves=”6-8″ details=”” ]

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  • 1 fresh beef brisket* (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce


  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Rub brisket with salt and pepper; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Combine the cranberry sauce, tomato sauce, onion and mustard; pour over brisket. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Remove brisket; thinly slice across the grain. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve with brisket.



*Editor’s note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef. The meat comes from the first cut of the brisket.

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