Beer-Braised Brisket
cooking spray
3 lb flat-cut beef brisket
3/4 tsp salt, divided
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups thinly sliced yellow onion
2 tbs coarsely chopped garlic
1 cup dark stout beer
6-oz can tomato paste
2 tbs firmly packed brown sugar
8 hamburger buns with sesame seeds, toasted

Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker and large skillet with cooking spray. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Cook 3 to 5 min or until browned on each side, turning once. Place beef in slow cooker.
Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook until fragrant. Add beer, stirring to loosen brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add tomato paste and brown sugar to skillet. Stir until blended. Pour mixture over beef in slow cooker.
Cover. Cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours. Transfer beef to cutting board and cut into slices. Stir remaining 1/4 tsp salt into sauce. Serve beef on buns with sauce spooned over beef or for dipping. Serves 8