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  1. 1 Beef Brisket;

  2. 3 to 4 lbs.

  3. 8 c Reserved Cooking Liquid

  4. 1 c for seasoning

  5. 2 c Sauerkraut; rinsed & drained

  6. 3 c Red Cabbage; sliced thin

  7. 1/2 head cored

  8. 1 Bottle of dark Beer;

  9. 12 oz.

  10. 2 Onions; thinly sliced

  11. 4 Garlic Cloves; chopped

  12. 3 tb Dijon Mustard

  13. 3 tb Butter

  14. 3 tb Flour

  15. 3 tb Tomato Paste

  16. Salt and pepper to taste 1 tb Paprika; mild

  17. 2 ts Caraway Seed

  18. 10 Slices of Pumpernickel bread

  19. -cubed and toasted 2 c Swiss Cheese; shredded

  20. 3 1/2 hours. Remove the meat from the hot stock and allow to cool. Trim away any and all fat, then cut the brisket into 1" cubes. Set aside. Measure out

  21. 8 cups of the stock and discard the remainder. In the same pot, measure

  22. 7 cups of the reserved stock and bring to a boil. Add the sauerkraut, cabbage, beer onions, garlic and dijon mustard. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cabbage is tender. Meanwhile, make the seasoning sauce. In a large skillet, melt the butter, then stir in the flour. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes , or until the flour is a light tan color. Stir in the tomato paste then the last cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Stir in the paprika and the caraway seed. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens. Transfer the seasoning sauce to the soup pot, and add the cubed corned beef. Cook about 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve in individual bowls, garnished with the pumpernickel croutons and the shredded swiss cheese. If desired, you can purchase corned beef from the deli, and substitute beef stock for the cooking liquid.


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