Slow Cooker Beef Brisket
This Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is flavorful, juicy, and meltingly tender! It’s the ultimate make-ahead meal for dinner and parties.
Tips for Success
Brisket: Well-stocked grocery stores will likely have brisket, but it’s not always sitting out and available. I usually have to ask a butcher for help. He will trim a piece just for me in the size I specify. So if you don’t see it, don’t despair. Just ask.
Slow Cooker: You want to cook the brisket on HIGH for 8 to 10 hours. It sounds like a long time, but that’s how long it takes to break down the fat.
Sauce: This is a self-saucing brisket! You can always add more if you want to.
Serving: I love brisket on sweet, soft rolls or grilled Texas toast perfect for sopping up extra sauce. Prepared coleslaw makes a great topping if you’re into that. If you like the crunch of coleslaw but don’t want the extra calories, just shred some purple cabbage and scallions for a light, easy topping fix. It tastes great!
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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket
This Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is flavorful, juicy, and meltingly tender! It's the ultimate make-ahead meal for dinner and parties.
For the rub:
For the barbecue sauce:
For the brisket:
- 1 (4 to 4 1/2 pound) beef brisket
- Texas toast or rolls, for serving, optional
- Red cabbage and scallions or prepared coleslaw, for serving, optional
To make the dry rub:
In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, dry mustard, garlic powder, liquid smoke, and salt. Rub all over the brisket.
Place in a gallon-sized zipper-top plastic bag or in a dish with a cover. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
To make the barbecue sauce:
In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, prepared mustard, Tabasco sauce, and salt.
To make the brisket:
Transfer brisket to slow cooker. Pour barbecue sauce over brisket. Cover and heat on high for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove brisket to a cutting board cover with foil while thickening barbecue sauce (optional). Slice brisket thinly across the grain. Serve on grilled Texas toast or soft rolls with pickles and coleslaw if desired.
To finish barbecue sauce:
Transfer cooking liquid to a medium saucepan. Over medium-high heat, simmer until sauce is thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
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