Coffee-Braised Brisket

Coffee-Braised Brisket

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Brown sugar, ground coffee, garlic and paprika are the key ingredients in this dry rub for beef brisket-but brewed coffee also goes into the braising liquid, so expect a potent punch of flavor.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (3 pound) boneless beef brisket
  • 2 large onion, sliced
  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


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  1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, ground coffee, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Trim fat from brisket. Rub mixture over all surfaces of the brisket.
  2. If necessary, cut meat to t into a 3- ½- or 4-quart slow cooker. Place meat in cooker. Place onion slices over brisket. Combine coffee and vinegar, pour over onions.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 9 to 10 hours or on High for 4½ to 5 hours. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Slice meat across the grain. With a slotted spoon, remove the onions from the cooking liquid. Serve with meat.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3½ ounces cooked meat and ¼ cup cooked onion
  • Per serving: 229 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 98 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 399 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 36 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 417 mg sodium; 648 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, ½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

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