Rating: 4.5 stars
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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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25 mins
10 hrs
10 hrs 25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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; fat 9g; cholesterol 56mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 7g; mono fat 4g; sugars 3g; protein 21g; vitamin a 388.7IU; vitamin c 3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 8.1mcg; vitamin b12 1.8mcg; sodium 482mg; potassium 412mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 2.7mg.