Thursday, October 30, 2008

CEiMB: Sweet and Sour Brisket

In case you missed it a couple weeks ago, I've joined a new cooking group, Craving Ellie in My Belly. We are cooking from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger.

This week's selection was chose by Natalie from What's For Supper? It was a perfect pick for a comfort food night. I have been craving pot roast and this definitely hit the spot!


I cut the recipe in half and put the other half of the brisket in the freezer for a future meal. I only made a few minor ingredient changes. I left out the allspice berry of which I didn't have and added a pinch of both cinnamon and nutmeg. I also added a bag of carrots and cut up a few potatoes as a side.

I don't own a Dutch oven (yet, its on the Christmas list!) so I used my slower cooker. I put the carrots and potatoes right on the bottom and brisket on top with all the sauce. It could have used just a bit more sauce since the carrots and potatoes soaked some of that up.

I was pleasantly surprised by the ingredients and the flavor outcome. I never would have thought that beef, tomato sauce, raisins, chicken stock, cinnamon and nutmeg would all got together. But, I really loved it and my husband requested it to be a a regular meal this winter.

7 comments:

Heather B said...

it looks delicious! Great add with the potatoes and carrots. I wish I would have done that!

Julie said...

Sounds like an interesting combination, but I'm glad it turned out so well! :D

CB said...

I don't have a dutch oven either! So you used your crock pot and cooked it in the oven per the recipe instructions or did you let the crock pot cook it? High for 2-3 hours? I am making mine tonight and have no idea what I am gonna do! Glad J enjoyed the recipe!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

MacDuff said...

This looks awesome! How many hours was it in the slow cooker for? You were right on with the carrots, too. Glad you liked it!

What's for Supper? said...

Glad you enjoyed it. I may have to try it in the crockpot as well.

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

The new CEiMB website!

Laura said...

Oooo! That looks yummy... I can't cook to save my life. May have to try some of these though.. :)