Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

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This BBQ Beef Brisket recipe makes the most tender and flavorful brisket as it slow cooks all day! It’s the only brisket recipe you’ll ever need!

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef BrisketI’m starting to call my ‘crock pot’ recipes now ‘slow cooker’ recipes. I learned in a blog workshop I went to that “Crock Pot” is a product name so I shouldn’t use it in my recipe titles. I have always called my slow cookers “crock pots” (and all my slow cookers are the Crock Pot brand) so this is new for me. haha. Just FYI.

Any who- I am SO excited to share this recipe today. This BBQ Beef Brisket is one you need to make immediately, my friends. Tender and flavorful beef that slow cooks all day. It is incredibly easy and incredibly delicious!

bbq beef brisketThere are lots of different ways you could serve this wonderful beef. Make it with nachos, tacos, sandwiches. You could even serve it a long side some baked beans and cornbread. Yum. Just thinking about all the options is making me hungry. 🙂 

We went the sandwich route and man was it good! 


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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket
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Recipe type: Main Course
  • 2 to 3 pounds beef brisket
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (18 oz.) bottle barbecue sauce
  1. Combine the thyme, paprika, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin in a small bowl.
  2. Rub spice mixture all over the top of the brisket.
  3. Pour 1 cup water in bottom of slow cooker. Place spice covered brisket over water. Pour the liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce over top of brisket. Cover with lid and cook on Low heat for 12 hours.
  4. Once done cooking, carefully remove brisket to a large platter. Remove fat from bottom of brisket. It should easily skim right off. Discard fat. Shred brisket.
  5. Carefully (it will be hot!) pour whats left of water out of slow cooker.
  6. Place shredded brisket back in slow cooker and pour barbecue sauce all over the top. Gently stir. Cover with lid and cook another 30 minutes or until sauce is heated through.
  7. Serve brisket warm and enjoy!
*For those wanting to cook this at a higher temperature for a shorter time, I do not recommend that. Cooking it for the 12 hours or longer makes it extra tender. Cooking brisket in a shorter time will result in a tougher and chewier brisket.

Recipe adapted from: All Recipes/ Dash of Sanity


delicious slow cooker brisket

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22 thoughts on “Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

  1. What can I replace the Worschestire with? I don’t like it’s flavor & I find it’s way too salty for my taste. Also, can I replace liquid smoke with smoked salt & omit the 2 tsp salt? Thanks in advance!

  2. This was amazing I actually used a pork shoulder (Boston butt), and want a great change from the regular BBQ we have here in the south. IT actually tasted more like beef BBQ. It is my new go-to.

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