Beer and chili sauce flavor a robust beef brisket while it slowly simmers to tenderness in this slow-cooker recipe. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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  • Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In cooker, combine onions and bay leaf; add meat. In a medium bowl, combine beer, chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Pour over meat.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat and onion to a serving platter. Slice meat across the grain; cover and keep warm. Discard bay leaf.

  • For sauce, pour enough of the cooking liquid into a 4-cup glass measuring cup to equal 2 1/2 cups; skim off fat. Discard the remaining cooking liquid. In a medium saucepan, combine cornstarch and the cold water; stir in the 2 1/2 cups cooking liquid. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Serve meat and onions with sauce.


Tip: We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; 5.6 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. 383 mg potassium; 8.9 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 20.2 g protein; 3 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 17 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 28 mg magnesium;