Rather than smoking, try preparing this beef brisket recipe in your slow cooker. Once you top this beef recipe with the simple homemade barbecue sauce, you'll never want to cook it any other way.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • For cooking liquid, in a bowl combine water, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, bouillon granules, mustard, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Reserve 1/2 cup liquid for sauce; set aside in refrigerator. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut brisket to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.* Place meat in cooker. Pour remaining liquid over brisket.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

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  • For sauce, in a small saucepan combine the 1/2 cup reserved liquid, ketchup, brown sugar, and butter. Heat through. Pass sauce with meat. Makes 8 servings.


*If you only have a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker, double the cooking liquid ingredients; reserve 1/2. Leave all other ingredients the same. Prepare as above.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; 9 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 482 mg sodium. 412 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 21 g protein; 389 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 8 mcg folate; 2 mcg vitamin b12; 20 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I have made this recipe multiple times and is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser! By accident, I made the sauce as the liquid the meat cooks in overnight. This is how I make it each time. Enjoy!
Rating: Unrated
This was really good, but I used beef broth instead of water & bouillon and I went with my gut and cooked it on low for 8 instead of 10 hours. 10 would've made it way too dry. 8 made it amazing!