Smoky Slow-Cooked Brisket
- Yield: Serves 16
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes
- 2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. adobo chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder
- 1 (4- to 4 1/2-lb.) flat-cut beef brisket, trimmed
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup tequila or beef broth
- 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- In a small bowl combine paprika, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, adobo powder and chipotle powder. Rub evenly on both sides of beef; season with salt and pepper to taste. Wrap beef tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 12 hours.
- Coat a large slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place onions in cooker; set aside.
- In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Cut beef into two pieces; place in skillet. Cook each piece 2 to 3 minutes per side to brown.
- Transfer beef to slow cooker; add tequila and lime juice. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or until beef is fork-tender. Transfer beef to a platter; cover and keep warm.
- For the sauce, skim fat from juices. Transfer juices and onions to a medium saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Slice beef, and serve with sauce.
Per serving: 180 calories, 6g fat, 2g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 25g protein
*12 hours marinate time extra