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Sweet-And-Sour Brisket of Beef

A Quick and Easy Recipe From the Dinner Doctor

GMA Recipes Dinner
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

On Good Morning America, author Anne Byrn shared her book for cooks on the go. "The Dinner Doctor" is chock full of ingenious recipes that show you how to turn supermarket convenience foods into savory dishes for your entire family.


  • 1 beef brisket (4 to 5 pounds), trimmed of fat
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet onion soup mix (1.25 ounces)
  • 1 can tomato soup (10.75 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Cooking Directions

    Pat the brisket dry with paper towels. Place the flour in a shallow bowl. Dredge the brisket in the flour, then shake off the excess. Place the brisket in a 4½ -to 6-quart slow cooker.

    Place the onion soup mix, tomato soup, and pepper in a small bowl with ¼ cup of water and stir to combine. Pour this mixture over the brisket.

    Cover the cooker and cook the beef on high heat until it is quite tender, 6 hours. Remove the brisket from the cooker and place it on a platter. Cover it loosely with aluminum foil to keep it warm.

    Strain the liquid that is left in the cooker. Spoon off as much fat as possible or use a gravy separator to remove the fat from the liquid. Pour the strained and defatted liquid into a 2-quart saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and vinegar and stir until the sauce heats through and the brown sugar melts. Slice the brisket, pour enough sauce over it to moisten it, then serve the remaining sauce on the side.

    Recipes excerpted from The Dinner Doctor, by Anne Byrn, ©2003

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: beef brisket, onion soup, brown sugar

    Course: Dinner, Main Course

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