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Apricot Brisket

Apricot Brisket

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Abby J. Benner

Serve this brisket and the fruity gravy with mashed potatoes, salad, and hot rolls.

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  • Calories:
  • 822 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 43.8 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 56.3 g
  • 113%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 185 mg
  • 62%
  • Sodium:
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large heavy skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, brown the beef on all sides. If the brisket is too large, cut it in half first, and brown in two stages. Place the meat in a large Dutch oven with a lid.
  2. Add onions to the drippings in the skillet. Saute over medium heat until the onions are beginning to brown. Stir in garlic, and cook for 2 or 3 more minutes. Pour over the brisket in the Dutch oven.
  3. Empty one package of dry, instant onion soup mix over the browned onions and meat. Arrange all of the apricots on top of the soup mix. Pour enough water around outside of meat, not on top, to cover the sides of brisket. Cover.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) for 1 hour. Check liquid; if dish is starting to look dry, add a bit more water around meat. Cover, and cook another hour. Remove lid, and stir apricots into gravy. Leave uncovered, and cook for another hour. Stir gravy again, and add more water if the gravy is too thick. Meat should be very tender; if necessary, bake for an additional 1/2 hour. Cut across grain to serve.
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Reviews

Lynn S
30
1/25/2004

I made this in a crock pot -- I didn't have to make any adjustments. It was wonderful. Try it.

Lovesmurfs
22
1/25/2004

This was flavorful ... I added dried cranberries, too. There is an error in the cooking time, however (I looked at the 2 hours 30 minute cook time and it messed up dinner ... wound up serving it the next day). Following the directions, there should be 3 hours of cooking, plus an additional 1/2 hour if necessary. Gravy is excellent, though!

CHRISTINE-V
19
1/25/2004

I made this recipe in my slow cooker . It was so easy and tasted excellent . I'll make it often .