Sweet and Sour Beef Brisket | The Cupboard Drawer Recipe Book

This is a Cupboard Drawer Recipe that combines the east and west in a wholesome tasty treat. That is a stick to your ribs favorite of mine on a winters eve. My Mom, Dorothy would serve this with garlic new potatoes and peas, and my wife Zena would do so with Fried sliced potatoes and cabbage, or along with a rice pilaf with green beans and corn mixed in. No matter how you decide to make this stove top favorite, Do Enjoy!

2 ½ - 3 lb fresh Beef Brisket

1 can (16 oz) stewed Tomatoes

1 can (8 oz) Sauerkraut, undrained

1 cup  Applesauce

2 tbsp Brown Sugar

2 tbsp Cold Water

2 tbsp Corn Starch

Parsley sprigs

  1. In a 10 inch skillet (w cover) uncovered, over medium high heat, combine the Tomatoes, Sauerkraut, Applesauce, and Brown Sugar, Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  2. 2. Add Brisket, spooning some of the sauce mixture over the meat. Cover and simmer at low heat for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until Brisket is tender; spooning sauce over meat occasionally. Transfer Brisket to a serving platter and keep warm.
  3. Skim off excess fat from pan juice. Combine Cold Water and Cornstarch; stir into the Tomato mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 mins past that point. Carve the roast Brisket and spoon some sauce over the meat. Pour remaining sauce in a serving dish.
  4. Garnish platter with parsely and serve Meat and sauce home-style. 

Yield 8 – 12 Servings


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breakfastpop 7 years ago

Thanks hmr, sounds like a great recipe. I love brisket. This recipe is a new one for me, that I am looking forward to trying. Nice Picture of you and the brisket!

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lorlie6 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hmrjmr-you beat me to it!! Even though this sounds awesome, I'm going to challenge this recipe with my own...all in good fun, of course! :o)

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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV


The brisket sounds delicious. I always loved creamed new potatoes and peas together. They made a meal of themselves.

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50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

Aye, sounds good! I'll have to try an adaptation of this with Elk brisket. You've got a good mix of sides to choose from as well.

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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

BPOP - This one is really good I love Brisket any way you do it but this one is a personal fav! Thanks and Do Enjoy!

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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

loreli The dual is on Sausage Sabers and Spray cheese at 20 paces. Looking forward to yours which I can guarantee you I'll try. Game on Girl! Do Enjoy!

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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Tom - My Zena loved the Potato Pea combo as well, Do Enjoy this one too!

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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

50 cal - Call me when you do I'll head that way, fix a bunch cause I'll pick up the scent around El Paso and I'll be hungry when I get there! Do Enjoy!

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Pamela99 7 years ago from United States

Hmrjmr, It made me hungry just to read the recipe. I will try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Pam Thanks so much for stopping by, you are left with but one thing to do... and that is Do Enjoy!!

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Wealthmadehealthy 7 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

Is this cookbook for sale??? You have better recipes in here than the ones I am finding in the books I buy!!!

Am definitely going to go for the gusto on this one!!

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Hap Happy New Year!!

Just got back online...was boycottin the high inet prices and found a connect for less than twenty dollars a month which works great!! You will be hearing more from me soon!

Keep these goodies coming!!

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Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Wltmdhlthy - So glad you are back we have missed you. Hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well! I hope to have it ready in e-book form this spring, There are about 300 more! Do Enjoy!

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Army Infantry Mom 7 years ago

I'm going to have to bookmark this hub for my hubby,.. he loves Beef Brisket and since he's the cook ( for the most part) i'm sure he'll appreciate this one !!! :) Thanks !!

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