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This recipe produces a very tender, wonderful, slightly spicy tasting brisket, serve with mashed potatoes on the side.... great sliced for sandwiches the second day
- 1 beef brisket (about 3-4 pounds)
- salt and pepper (I use seasoned salt)
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon garlic powder or 3 -4 cloves fresh minced garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8-1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 medium sweet red peppers, cut into strips
- 2 cups sliced carrots (cut into 1-in chunks)
- Set oven to 325 degrees.
- Season beef brisket with salt and pepper.
- In a Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Brown beef on both sides; drain.
- Combine the next 10 ingredients; pour over meat.
- Cover tightly and bake for 2 hours at 325 degrees F.
- Add the red peppers and carrots; bake 1 hour longer or until meat is tender.
- Remove meat and veggies to a serving platter.
- Skim the fat from top.
- Reduce the pan juices for gravy.
- Slice the meat thinly across the grain.
- Serve with veggies and the pan juices.