Braised Beef Brisket Recipe for Kidney and Diabetes Diet Plans

This beef brisket recipe which is braised makes a tasty meal Ingredients

2-1/2 pounds beef brisket, fat trimmed (3-1/2 pounds untrimmed)

2 tsps black pepper

2 tbsps canola oil

1 cup onion, diced

1/2 cup celery diced

1/2 cup carrot, diced

3 bay leaves, crumbled

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

2 cups reduced sodium beef broth

2 to 3 cups water

2 tbsps balsamic vinegar

Trim fat from beef and sprinkle with black pepper.

Using a heavy pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat and brown meat 5 minutes on each side.

Remove meat and add onion, celery and carrots. Cook and stir 4 minutes to deglaze the pot.

Add bay leaves and parsley to vegetable mixture, and place meat on top of vegetables.

Pour broth, water and balsammic vinegar over meat to cover and heat until liquid boils.

Cover pot and cook in the oven at 350 for 1-1/2 hours. Turn meat over and cook an additional 1-1/2 hours untilmeat is tender enough to cut with a fork.

Remove meat from pot. Add one cup water to pan juices and stir. Strain liquid from solids. Discard vegetables and reserve broth for gravy.

Slice brisket, top with gravy and serve.

212 calories

27 grams protein

4 grams carbohydrates

9 grams fat

81 mg cholesterol

164 mg sodium

365 mg potassium

242 mg phosphorus

19 mg calcium

1 gram fiber

Notes: Look for reduced sodium broth containing 500 mg of sodium or less per 1 cup serving. Avoid low sodium broth that contains potassium chloride. It is very high in potassium for kidney people. Instead try the Swanson Lower Sodium Beef Broth.

Beef Brisket Gravy Recipe


pan juices from beef brisket

water to make 2 cups broth

2 tbsps flour

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Strain brisket pan juices and pour into a large measuring cup.

In a small dish, combine 1/2 cup pan juice broth and flour. Whisk until smooth. Add remaining broth, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

In a medium saucepan, heat and stir broth over medium heat until it thickens and comes to a rolling boil.

Remove from heat. Serve over cooked meat.

Nutrition per serving 1/4 cup:

25 calories

>1 gram protein

3 grams crabohydrate

0 mg cholesterol

1 gram fiber

116 mg sodium

42 mg potassium

16 mg phosphorus

2 mg calcium

Notes: You can substitute 2 cups low sodium broth is pan juices are unavailable.

A hot roast beef sandwich with beef brisket gravy makes a tasty lunch.

For smoother lump free gravy, stir flour into a small portion of broth before adding to heat.

Avoid heating gravy too quickly. Use medium-low to medium heat, and stir constantly as mixture starts to thicken.

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