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Fall-Apart Beer Brisket
Courtesy of CanolaInfo
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 6- 1/2 Hr.
What you need:
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+ 2 Tbsp. canola oil (30 mL)
+ 1-1/2 lb. trimmed beef brisket (750g)
+ canola oil cooking spray
+ 1-1/2 c. diced onion (about 1 large onion) (375 mL)
+ 2 tsp. minced garlic (10 mL)
+ 1 bottle (12 oz./341 mL) dark stout beer
+ 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar (30 mL)
+ 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves (7 mL)
+ 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves (5 mL)
+ 3 Tbsp. steak sauce (45 mL)
+ 3 Tbsp. no-salt-added tomato paste (45 mL)
+ 1/2 tsp. salt (2 mL)
+ 6 multigrain bread slices
What to do:
1. Heat 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) of canola oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown beef 3 min. on each side. Place beef in slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
2. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) canola oil, cook onions 4 min. or until beginning to brown, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic and cook 15 seconds.
3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in beer, vinegar, oregano, thyme, steak sauce, and tomato paste. Stir until well blended and pour over beef in slow cooker, making sure that beef is covered completely with liquid.
4. Cover and cook on low setting for 6 hr. Remove beef and place on cutting board. Stir salt into slow cooker mixture. Thinly slice beef (it will shred automatically as you slice). Return beef to slow cooker and stir. Cover and let stand 15 min. to absorb flavours.
5. To serve, place strainer in large bowl, strain beef mixture, shaking off excess liquid and place in serving bowl. Serve juices alongside. Place equal amounts of shredded beef on warmed multigrain bread slices (2 oz./60 g per serving) as open-faced sandwiches. Spoon desired amount of liquid over each.

* Buy beef brisket that weighs almost 2 lbs. before trimming as there is quite a bit of fat to discard. If a "sliced" brisket is preferred over the shredded variety, cook about 30 min. less than recommended above.

* Recipe courtesy of CanolaInfo.
Nutritional information:
Calories: 300;   Total Fat: 10g;   Saturated Fat: 2g;   Cholesterol: 45mg;   Total Carbs: 18g;   Fiber: 3g;   Protein: 29g;   Sodium: 500mg;