Back to Your Roots: 7 Ways to Cook with Root Beer

Photo by: Family Kitchen
Root Beer Braised Brisket
A rich, root beer kissed sauce coats this beautiful slow cooker braised brisket. Wow friends and family with this no-fuss recipe.
Make root beer ... more 
Photo by: Family Kitchen
Root Beer Braised Brisket
A rich, root beer kissed sauce coats this beautiful slow cooker braised brisket. Wow friends and family with this no-fuss recipe.
Make root beer braised brisket
Ingredients:
1 3 pound beef brisket rubbed in coarse salt and pepper
1 4 ounce can tomato paste
1 6 ounce can tomato sauce
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon chili sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
12 ounces all natural root beer, such as Virgil's
Directions:
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Rub brisket with salt and pepper. Sear in pan for 2-3 minutes on each side until browned.
2. In a slow cooker, mix together all remaining ingredients but root beer. Transfer brisket to the sauce in the slow cooker. Pour over root beer. Cover with lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours. less 
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Mon, Sep 24, 2012 3:20 PM EDT
Root beer probably brings back great childhood memories of your first float or having a frozen mug of the delicious soda on pizza night. But did you know you can use it to flavor barbecue sauces, baked beans, and brisket, too?! Definitely not just a childhood indulgence, root beer can be used to make some adult-only treats...root beer jelly shots anyone? Here are 7 totally clever ways to cook with root beer, with recipes you'll want to make again and again! - By Brooke Mclay



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