Cranberry Gravy….Yum!

When I say cranberry, what do you think of?

Some may think of drinks. Ocean Spray has done an excellent job of taking a rather tart fruit and turning it into an empire. Whether it is kids drinking a crane-apple juice box, or an adult drinking a cranberry and vodka with three lemons, the juice is ever-present. I have used it in an excellent cranberry sangria.

For cranberries, I mainly think of Thanksgiving. Whether it is the jellied stuff in the can or fresh ones that you turn into a dressing, it is really the time for the fruit to shine. Other than those two uses, I rarely think of the fruit and never think of pairing it with a meat other than turkey….until now.

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I have so many brisket recipes here that I feel I am running out of unique ways to present the meat. The tartness of the cranberries is a perfect match for the brisket.

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Not many ingredients to this recipe.

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Making the gravy.

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Beef Brisket with Cranberry Gravy

Beef, Blog, Dinner, Low Carb, Slow cooker
prep 15 min ∙ cook 330 min ∙ source

1 medium onion, sliced
1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds), halved
1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
1/2 cup thawed cranberry juice concentrate
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water

1. Place onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with brisket. Combine cranberry sauce and juice concentrate; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 5-1/2 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.

2. Remove brisket and keep warm. Strain cooking juices, discarding onion; skim fat. Place in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Thinly slice brisket across the grain; serve with gravy. Yield: 12 servings.


3 ounces cooked beef with 3 tablespoons gravy equals 225 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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Categories: Beef 2, Fruit 2, kosher, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Author:The Ranting Chef

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4 Comments on “Cranberry Gravy….Yum!”

  1. November 27, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Well, yum!


  2. November 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    omg YUM!!!


  3. November 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Never heard of such, but it sounds good.


  4. Lisa
    January 4, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    This is on my menu for the week. Thanks!


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