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slow cooker beef brisket

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

A super simple and family friendly, slow cooker beef brisket recipe.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword beef recipe, crock pot recipe, slow cooker recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Jen


  • 3 1/2 pound beef brisket

For the BBQ Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp woresetshire sauce
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

For the Brisket Rub

  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


For the BBQ sauce

  • Pour all the BBQ sauce into the bottom of the crock pot, stir to combine.

For the brisket dry rub

  • Combine all the dry rub ingredients in a large bowl, stir to combine.
  • Slice the beef brisket in half...so it fits easily into the slow cooker.
  • Place the brisket in the bowl with the dry ingredients and evenly coat the brisket with the dry rub.
  • Place the coated brisket into the slow cooker. Cover and cook, on low, for 10 hours.
  • After 10 hours, remove the brisket and place in a large baking dish. Using 2 forks, pull apart the beef. Or, slice the beef into thin slices.
  • Allow the BBQ sauce to sit and then use a large spoon to remove the fat from the top of the sauce.
  • Return the beef to the crock pot and stir in the sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy


Adapted from Chow.com