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Lucky Leaf
Cherry Braised Brisket

This perfect braising base made up of onions, celery, carrot and garlic in a spiced mixture with Cherry Pie Filling and dark beer is used to braise beef brisket on low for a long period and served sliced heated in the rich Cherry based braising sauce to serve over cooked grains or root vegetables.

Ingredients

2 x 6-lb. beef briskets, trimmed
Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, as needed
3 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil, divided
2 cups chopped sweet onion
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced carrot
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. cracked black pepper
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
12 oz. dark beer or ale
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 qt. LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling 

Method

1
Season brisket well with salt and pepper.  In a braiser or heavy skillet with lid, heat 2 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat; add seasoned brisket and brown on both sides (3-4 minutes per side). Remove meat and degrease pan.
2
Add 1 Tbsp. fresh oil to pan and add onion, celery, carrot and garlic and sauté 4 minutes. Add pepper, cinnamon and allspice and continue to cook 1 minute, stirring often.
3
Stir in ale and vinegar, bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes. Add Cherry Pie Filling and return to a boil.
4
Place brisket back into the pot and spoon braising mixture over top of meat. Reduce heat to very low and cover. Transfer meat to a 325°F. oven and cook 3 to 3 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until meat is fork tender and can be sliced. Remove meat from braising mixture, cover and chill. Chill braising liquid and defat top.
5
Slice meat and return meat to defatted braising mixture; heat until completely warmed through (about 15-20 minutes). Adjust seasonings.
6
To Serve: Serve several slices meat (5 oz.) over top of mashed root vegetables or potatoes or cooked grains like rice, barley or noodles topped with 1/4 cup braising mixture.

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