Long ago. one of my sons brought a buddy home from college, I was making this brisket for dinner….As they opened the door, Son said “this is what home smells like” – need I mention that it’s frequently cooking away when he arrives for a visit?
This is so easy, I’m almost embarrassed to admit the recipe.
In the crock pot 1 large brisket and 1 large onion, sliced in rings. Combine 1C burgundy, 1C ketchup – pour over meat and onion. Close the lid, turn the pot on low (for all day) or high (for 1/2 day) and go have fun. If the brisket is extra large, I add another 1/2C of wine and ketchup – just keep equal amounts. I’d rather have a bit too much liquid than not enough – it tenderizes the tough cut of meat.
A couple of hours before dinner time, I add wedge sliced potatoes and carrots.
If we want a thicker gravy, I mix in a little corn starch with the liquid while I’m carving (pulling apart with a fork) the meat.
It’s simply divine!