3.5-4 lb beef brisket
2 cups water
1/4 c. catsup
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 c. water
3 tbl flour (can use soy flour instead of wheat)
Spray inside of crockpot with cooking spray.
Trim fat off the brisket and put it in the crockpot, cutting to fit if necessary.
Combine the 2 cups water, catsup, soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and pepper in a bowl. Pour over brisket. Cover crockpot and cook on low 10-11 hrs or on high 5-5-1/2 hrs. Turn the crockpot off while you make the gravy.
To make the gravy: ladle out 1-1/2 c. of cooking liquid from the crockpot. In a small saucepan, whisk the 1/4 c. water with the flour. Slowly add the cooking liquid. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.
Remove the brisket to a serving platter. Serve with the gravy.