Orange-Spiced Corned Beef with Dried Fruit

Mixed dried fruit, orange juice, molasses, and spices dress up plain-Jane corned beef with lively new flavor in this main-dish recipe.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    1  2 1/2 - 3  pound 
    corned beef brisket
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    1  7  ounce package 
    mixed dried fruit
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    1/2  cup 
    dried cranberries
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    2   tablespoons 
    quick-cooking tapioca
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    1/2  cup 
    orange juice
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    1/2  cup 
    water
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    1   tablespoon 
    mild-flavored molasses
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg

Directions
1.
Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. If a seasoning packet is present, discard it. Place meat in the cooker.
2.
Cut any large pieces of mixed dried fruit into quarters. Sprinkle mixed dried fruit, dried cranberries, and tapioca over meat in cooker. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, the water, molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over mixture in cooker.
3.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
4.
Remove meat from cooker. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Arrange meat slices on a serving platter. Spoon fruit mixture over meat. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 617, Fat, total (g) 36, chol. (mg) 185, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 38, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 35, sodium (mg) 2151, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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