|100: REM: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
110: READ: Trim fat from brisket.
120: READ: Place in a 13x9x2" baking dish.
130: READ: Sprinkle brisket with pepper and arrange onion rings over top.
140: READ: Combine chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic and beer,
and pour over brisket.
150: READ: Cover and bake for 3 hours.
160: READ: Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until brisket is tender.
170: READ: Place brisket on a serving platter, reserving cooking liquid.
180: READ: Pour 1 1/2 cups of the liquid into a small saucepan.
190: READ: Place flour in a small bowl, gradually add cold water
while whisking until smooth.
200: REM: (or place flour and cold water in tightly sealed jar and
shake vigorously until smooth)
210: READ: Slowly add flour and water mixture to reserved meat juices
while stirring gently but constantly.
220: READ: Bring to a boil, and cook 2 minutes or until gravy is thickened, stirring constantly.
230: READ: Serve gravy with brisket and prepared wide egg noodles or roasted potatoes.
240: REM: Serves 4.
250: READ: Brisket so tender it melts in your mouth! I've made this
with cheap beer and it turns out great, but I'm particularly fond of using an interesting
beer, like a raspberry wheat, for a
different and fun flavor.
I've also used hard apple cider (Woodchuck Granny Smith Apple Cider is especially good!).--Jane