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The Very Best Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket

Slow cooker BBQ Brisket is easy to make and surprisingly delicious. Have you ever wanted to invent something that could make life easier? Believe it or not, someone did! The slow cooker can help create excellent meals with minimal effort. Just toss a few ingredients in the pot, and your meal cooks itself! One of my favorite recipes I like to cook in a slow cooker is BBQ Brisket. It's straightforward and surprisingly delicious - some friends today even cooked deep dish pizza this way, too – how incredible does that sound?! So if you're looking for a fantastic new recipe (or invention), grab yourself a handy dandy Slow Cooker – happiness awaits!

Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket with onions and asparagus on white plate

You can't mess up slow cooking if you follow a few basic rules:

  • Don't use frozen foods
  • Choose the best cuts of meat for this application
  • Trim fat
  • Brown meats before slow cooking for the most flavor
  • Layer ingredients to keep meats out of juice, or meat will get soggy.
  • Don't add too much fluid
  • Cook on low to avoid cooking too quickly
  • Be sure you plug the unit in and test that it's working before you leave
  • Be sure to close the lid before you leave for work

The beauty of slow cooker meals is how little time it takes to prepare dinner. Set this up in the morning for about 20 minutes from start to finish, and start cooking on low heat until the Brisket is fork-tender. Expect to cook for 6-8 hours. While cooking time varies based on weight and temperature, this dish is forgiving.

This slow cooker BBQ brisket recipe is as delicious as it is easy to make.

Count on a lot of juice, preventing the meat from drying. This old-school roast cooks all day, all by itself, with a few ingredients and lots and lots of onions, resulting in a meal that melts in your mouth!

This meal serves the family well, with not a lot of fuss. A few dirty dishes, and in less than 30 minutes, all the most laborious work is complete, affording the luxury of going about the day knowing this fantastic meal is waiting when you get back.

Our homemade honey BBQ sauce recipe makes this dish.

It's very easy to make, and you can use it in many other recipes. Try marinating and grilling chicken breast, steak, or a whole rockfish with this sauce; it will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Onions in cooker

How to Make Slow Cooker Brisket Recipe:

  • Remove Brisket from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.
  • Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  • In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine onion and garlic
  • Rinse Brisket in cold water and pat dry
  • Rub Brisket on both sides with a generous amount of salt, pepper, and garlic.
  • Thoroughly season the meat with the rub.
  • On a skillet, sear all sides of the Brisket for five minutes on each side
  • Cover brisket with Honey BBQ Sauce on both sides
  • Place the BBQ marinated Brisket, fat side up, in the slow cooker on a bed of onions.
  • Add beef broth
  • Cover and cook on low until brisket is fork-tender, about 6-8 hours
  • Remove Brisket and allow to sit for 15 minutes, thinly slice against the grain
  • Serve with onion, some cooking liquid, and fresh-grated horseradish root

Adapting our Slow-Cooker Brisket Recipe

  • Skip the Honey BBQ sauce recipe and add 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce and 1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • Dry rub both sides with a seasoning blend designed for Brisket
  • Mix up a rub with paprika, pepper, salt, brown sugar, chili powder, and honey in a bowl, and dry rub both sides of the beef.
  • Cover with onion soup mix and water for authentic old-school slow cooker brisket.

Who knew that something so simple could be so life-changing? The next time you're looking for an easy meal solution, don't overlook the slow cooker. With minimal effort, you can create amazing dishes that impress your friends and family. And if you're feeling adventurous, think outside the box and try cooking things like deep-dish pizza in your slow cooker! So what are you waiting for? Give this BBQ brisket recipe a try and see how delicious and easy it is for yourself.

What to serve with Brisket