I have a bit of a confession to make. It might be an obsession or even an addiction. Gasp. Here it is. I can’t control myself at checkout when I’m shopping. I don’t go for those tabloids or gossip magazines, oh no. But, I seem to not be able to control myself when it comes to recipe magazines. They totally get me every time. At the grocery store or at the hobby shop, I can’t escape them.
Well, today this little habit of mine paid off because this Brisket with Sweet Onions recipe came out perfectly. I found the original recipe in a little mini magazine from Crock-Pot called “Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes”. Not only is the recipe easy, but it also has less than 500 calories per serving. Pretty shweet. (No that wasn’t a typo). With only a handful of ingredients, the brisket really comes together nicely. The smell of it cooking was totally nostalgic, it really reminded me of something my mom made growing up. Um.. probably brisket! *wink*
The recipe calls for a three and a half pound flat-cut boneless beef brisket, so I decided to use my 8 quart slow cooker for this and it fit and cooked perfectly. Although the recipe doesn’t suggest which size to use, I wouldn’t go much smaller as you’ll have a difficult time cramming your meat in there. Plus I was able to perfectly layer the meat over the onion slices so it can soak up the flavors.
Ready for comfort food at it’s best?
Have you ever made brisket in a slow cooker? What ingredients did you use?
Does anybody else have an addiction to buying recipe magazines at check out?