Apple-BBQ Brisket
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Apple-BBQ Brisket

Prep: 15 minutes plus standing
Slow Cook: 4 hours • Serves: 10

1/2 cup PICS BBQ sauce
1/2 cup PICS unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup unsalted beef stock
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons PICS unsalted butter
1 fresh flat-cut beef brisket (about 5-1/2 to 6 pounds)

1. In medium bowl, whisk BBQ sauce, applesauce, stock, rosemary and salt.

2. In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; add brisket and cook 5 minutes or until outside is browned, turning once.

3. Transfer brisket to 5- to 6-quart slow cooker; pour applesauce mixture over brisket, cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours or until brisket is tender. Transfer brisket to cutting board, tent with aluminum foil and let stand 20 minutes; reserve applesauce mixture.

4. In small saucepan, heat applesauce mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes or until reduced by 1/2, stirring occasionally. Makes about 1 cup.

5. Slice brisket across the grain; serve with applesauce mixture.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (about 8 ounces brisket, 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sauce):
547 Calories, 34g Fat, 14g Saturated Fat, 189mg Cholesterol, 323mg Sodium,
7g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 5g Added Sugars, 50g Protein

Chef Tip:
Serve brisket in your favorite buns topped with the applesauce mixture and pickles.