This Crock Pot Beef Brisket takes minutes to prep, and you will look like a superstar when you serve this brisket on your holiday menu.
The trick to this tasty slow cooker beef brisket is using a dry rub made of chili powder, paprika, garlic salt, dry mustard, garlic powder, black pepper, and sugar. Making a slow cooker brisket rub will amp up the flavor to a whole new profile.
The secret to a good brisket is cooking it low and slow, and a crock pot is PERFECT for this cut of beef. Also, using a dry rub for your beef brisket is another trick of the trade, and that’s just what we did for our simple crock pot beef brisket recipe.
Buy this cut of beef at the meat counter – usually anywhere from 3 to 5 pounds in size. If you shop at a wholesale club, you can find larger ones perfect for the smoker. If you don’t see a brisket out, don’t be afraid to ask the folks behind the counter! They are there to help…we promise.
While we do buy them at the grocery store, Barbara also gets one brisket from the quarter of beef that her family gets twice a year. She gets the beef from the 4-5 beef cattle that our family raises each year. These cattle graze for months behind Barbara’s house and we grain-finish them. Want to know more about grain-finished beef? Our friend Leah over at Beyer Beware explains the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef.
Whether she gets it from the grocery store or out of her freezer, Barbara usually saves brisket for special occasions. She makes it for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and her husband’s birthday, and she swears that her husband loves her just a bit more on those days she makes this Crock Pot Beef Brisket.
Slow cooker BBQ beef brisket is so yummy, and we you won’t be disappointed! This is such an easy beef brisket slow cooker recipe that Barbara is secretly embarrassed that her husband makes such a fuss over the brisket.
HOW TO MAKE EASY BEEF BRISKET IN THE SLOW COOKER:
- Make a slow cooker brisket rub by mixing chili powder, paprika, garlic salt, dry mustard, garlic powder, black pepper, and sugar.
- Massage the brisket with the beef brisket dry rub.
- Refrigerate overnight to marinate.
- Add beef brisket, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth and bay leaves to crock pot insert. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
Full recipe for slow cooker beef brisket can be found below.
Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe
Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat which is why it is traditionally cooked low and slow. Cooking it this way makes the house smell delicious for hours on end, and this makes the anticipation of the meal even better. Barbara serves this beef brisket over mashed potatoes, and the juice from the meat serves as the gravy. You could switch it up and serve over Mashed Cauliflower as well to keep the carb count low.
Notes About Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe:
- Making a dry rub for a beef brisket does not have to be exact science. Therefore, if you don’t have all the spices in your pantry, then swap out others instead. This slow cooker beef brisket dry rub is a good starting point.
- Cut down the cooking time for this easy crock pot beef brisket by cooking on high instead of low. It should take approximately 4 hours. Use your nose as your guide. The brisket is close to being down when it starts to smell delicious in your kitchen.
- Many people ask if you should sear the brisket before cooking. That step is completely optional. Caramelizing the meat adds flavor. We find that the recipe is just as tasty without adding in a searing step.
This Crock Pot Beef Brisket, which takes minutes to prep, will make you look like a superstar this season when you serve it as part of your holiday menu.
- 3-4 lb. beef brisket
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon dry ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 2 whole bay leaves
- Mix chili powder, paprika, garlic salt, ground mustard, garlic powder, black pepper and sugar together.
- Rub spice mixture onto all sides of brisket. Let sit in refrigerator overnight to marinate.
- Pour Worcestershire sauce and beef broth into Crock Pot insert; add beef and bay leaves. Be careful not to pour broth over top the beef as to not remove the delicious rub which forms a crust layer on top.
- Cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours. It is done when you can easily shred the meat with two forks.
Want to cook it in the oven?
Rub the spice mix on the brisket and place in roasting pan. (Do NOT add the liquid.) Cook uncovered at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees F. Add the liquids to the roasting pan and cover pan tightly with foil. Cook for an additional 3 hours or until fork-tender.
This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of The Glass Barn which is funded by the Indiana Soybean Alliance. All opinions are 100% our own.