Wine-Braised Brisket With Butternut Squash
Wine-Braised Brisket With Butternut Squash
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    Brisket really gets Jews talking. The mere mention of the word brings up stories of holidays past, aunts who can’t cook, aunts who can cook, grandmas force-feeding grandkids, etc. While beef was often very expensive in the old country, brisket became a symbol of plenty in North America, where it was more affordable but no less special. This brisket is braised for hours, just as many Jewish briskets are, but we incorporate white wine instead of the more typical red, and butternut squash instead of potatoes. This makes for a lighter, brighter brisket, if such a thing exists, so it’s a better fit for holiday meals served during the warmer months. Note that the second cut brisket we recommend for this recipe will not slice as thinly as the first cut. It’s softer and fattier. This doesn’t bother us. The meat will be so tender you could cut it with a spoon—who needs a thin slice? Also note that if you’d like to make this a more wintry brisket, you can swap the squash for potatoes and/or turnips and put the veggies in an hour earlier than the recipe calls for. Jeffrey prefers it that way, and once again, we agree to disagree.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes
    • 4 cups beef, chicken, or vegetable broth, store-bought or homemade
    • 1 (750-mL) bottle white wine (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.)
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 1/2 pounds second cut brisket (also called deckle)
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • Handful of fresh thyme sprigs
    • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped into large chunks
    • Chopped fresh herbs, for serving

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 465 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 29 g 44.81%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 59.08%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 100 mg 33.19%
    • Sodium: 2779 mg 115.81%
    • Calcium: 28 mg 2.84%
    • Potassium: 5 mg 0.15%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.86%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 4.39%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 31 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 10.04%
    • Vitamin C 20%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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