Oct 8, 2017

Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker

Beef Brisket cooked in a slow cooker with a homemade, tangy BBQ sauce and served over creamy, garlic mashed potatoes is one of my favorite comfort food recipes.
Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker


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Slow Cooker Comfort Food Recipes with Sunday Supper

Comfort Food is different for everyone, but one thing is true, when you get home from a long day it's nice to be welcomed by the aroma of a home cooked meal ready to serve up and enjoy. With that in mind, the Sunday Supper Tastemakers have been busy in the kitchen recipe testing our favorite slow cooker comfort food recipes. You'll also want to check out Life Tastes Good's collection of slow cooker recipes.
Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker
This recipe for BBQ Brisket is easy to prepare and we always have leftovers that I like using for meal planning throughout the week. The leftover brisket is super versatile. It makes a great BBQ Brisket Sandwich, it's delicious in soups, and we love it in my recipe for Beef Bowl with Rice. Perfect for making on a Sunday and using in recipes throughout the week for a variety of meals.

Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker Recipe Tips

  • For maximum flavor and tenderness use Certified Angus Beef® brand brisket. If you are unsure of where to purchase this brand, click here to search for a dealer near you.
  • This recipe needs a good 10 hours in the slow cooker, so I like to put this in overnight and then keep warm until ready to use or reheat as needed. It tastes just as good, if not better, reheated.
  • This is the slow cooker I use. It's inexpensive and gets the job done:

  • Make your life easier with a fat separator. You will use it anytime you make a sauce or gravy that needs the fat removed. This is the one I use:

Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker

Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker

Life Tastes Good
Published 10/08/2017
Beef Brisket in Slow Cooker
Beef Brisket cooked in a slow cooker with a homemade, tangy BBQ sauce and served over creamy, garlic mashed potatoes is one of my favorite comfort food recipes.


BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 tbsps cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 minced jalapeno
  • 4-5 whole garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Beef Brisket

  • 1/8 cup paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2.5 pound Certified Angus Beef® brand brisket


  1. Place 1 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup diced onion, 3 tbsps cider vinegar, 3 tbsps worcestershire sauce, 1 minced jalapeno, 4-5 whole garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp pepper in the slow cooker.
  2. Mix together 1/8 cup paprika, 1/2 tbsp chili powder, 1/2 tbsp ground cumin, 1/2 tbsp brown sugar. 1/2 tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, & 1/2 tsp pepper. Evenly rub the spice mixture on the 2.5 lb brisket to coat and place brisket in the BBQ sauce mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until fork-tender, about 10 hours.
  3. When the beef is fork tender, remove brisket to a cutting board. Pour BBQ sauce into fat separator and then pour the sauce (minus the fat) into a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until reduced by about half & thickened. This will take about 10 mins. Shred the meat with 2 forks and serve with the BBQ sauce. Enjoy!
Yield: 10-12 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.


  1. Between the rub and the BBQ sauce, this brisket sounds fabulous!!

  2. This sounds so good over a big pile of mashed potatoes!

  3. I made this tonight for Thanksgiving. And it was the best ever. Thank you.

    1. That is so good to hear! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe. It's definitely one of our faves! Happy weekend! ~Marion


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