(by Nancy Roselin)
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. rice vinegar
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. ketchup
1/4 c. dark corn syrup
2 T. vegetable oil
2 T. prepared mustard
2 t. instant coffee granules
1 t. salt
3 lb. beef brisket, well trimmed
Preheat oven 325 F.
In non-stick 1-qt. saucepan, stir together water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, corn syrup, oil, mustard, coffee granules, and salt until blended.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place brisket in 13 x 9 baking dish.
Pour sauce over brisket.
Cover baking dish with foil and bake about 3 hours or until meat is tender, turning brisket once during baking.
Remove meat and skim fat from sauce.
Slice brisket and serve with sauce.
(Read Thanks to Louisa May Alcott, the story that accompanies this recipe.)