Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

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This Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket recipe is the only one you’ll ever need. This recipe makes the most tender and flavorful brisket!

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket is tender and flavorful beef that slow cooks all day. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

I am SO excited to share this recipe today. This Slow Cooker 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!

I’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.

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket is tender and flavorful beef that slow cooks all day. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

There are a lot of different ways you could serve this wonderful beef. Make it with nachos, tacos, sandwiches. You could also serve it with sides of baked beans and cornbread. Yum. Just thinking about all the options is making me hungry. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

We went the sandwich route and man was it good! 

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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket is tender and flavorful beef that slow cooks all day. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

This recipe makes the most tender and flavorful bbq brisket!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Author Holly

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce

Instructions

  • Combine the thyme, paprika, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture all over the top of the brisket.
  • Pour 1 cup water in the bottom of a large 7 quart slow cooker. Place spice covered brisket in the water. Pour the liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce over top of brisket. Cover with lid and cook on Low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
  • 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.
  • Carefully (it will be hot!) pour any remaining water out of the slow cooker.
  • Place shredded brisket back in slow cooker and pour the barbecue sauce all over the top. Gently stir. Cover with lid and cook another 30 minutes or until sauce is heated through. Serve brisket warm and enjoy!

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54 thoughts on “Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

    1. leann, i’m also from oz. put simply its a liquid that tastes like smoke. it saves you from having to smoke the meat and is used in small quantities because its super strong. you could probably find it from a supermarket but DEFINITELY from a bbq’s galore.

  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. In the picture it looks like you put the brisket in foil; but I doesnโ€™t say anything about that. Am I wrong?

  3. 5 stars
    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.

  4. 4 stars
    i TRIED OUT YOUR RECIPE WITH EYE OF ROUND BEEF ROAST ABOUT 5LBS, AND IT TURNED OUT AMAZING!
    i COOKED IT FOR ABOUT 8-9 HRS ON LOW AND AFTER REMOVING FROM THE SLOW COOKER AND REMOVING FAT AND SHREDDING, I RETURNED IT TO THE CROCK POT WITH THE BBQ SAUCE AND ENOUGH OF THE GRAVY I HAD EXTRACTED TO KEEP IT MOIST.
    sERVED ON FRESH ROLLS WITH SLICED ONION AND SMOKED OR OLD CHEDDAR….. TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!

    tHANK YOU!!!

  5. I was wondering if it sits in the water while cooking or did you put it on a rack or In foil?

    I saw that someone asked this question but did not see a reply.

    1. It sits in the juice as it cooks. I poured the juice when done into a saucepan with a bit of cornstarch for a medium-thin gravy.

  6. When you say ‘over’ the water do you mean that the beef should be on a rack in the slow cooker not touching the water in the bottom?

  7. Was wondering what size crock pot you used? It could be very helpful if you put the size in the recipe so we can achieve the same amazing results.

  8. 5 stars
    Throughout the years, I have had a tough relationship with beef brisket…until now. After cooking the brisket all different ways, including smoking, I think this slow cooker recipe is the one for me. It’s easy and versatile. For the first night, I made birria ramen. For the next night, I can see Birria tacos. Because I cooked the meat through the night, my family snacked on the meat while it was cooling. Who can blame them? It was so good.

  9. 5 stars
    I was raised in the south. We called this winter brisket, and Traditionally it was cooked in the oven all day. I enjoyed seeing it adapted for small Cut of brisket for the CROCK-POT. If cooking in an oven the brisket is wrapped in foil and cooked all day.

  10. used this recipe & pleasantly surprised on the taste! it only took 7 hrs on low and turned out amazeballs! thanks so much!!

  11. 5 stars
    I mixed everything together and brushed it over the brisket, including the bbq sauce, and cooked it for 8 hours. My hubby said it was the best brisket he has ever had.

  12. 5 stars
    I made it, it was so good, my husband kept saying how good it smelled while it was cooking.
    I replaced the water with Coke Zero. You could also use beer that would be really good too.
    But great recipe, I will make it again.

  13. 5 stars
    oh my goodness so delicious – i bought 5 lbs so doubled up on the spices. i used balsamic in place of worcestire. cooked it overnight 12 hours on low.

    found a tangy bbq sauce recipe on pinterest also, and added in pan juices in place of worcestire and a half teaspooon of smoke and cayenne pepper and two teaspoons of cornstarch to get to right consistency.
    Sliced instead of shredding, only got 14 slices out of the original 5 lb roast! bringing an appy to the derby party, a small bed of deli cole slaw, a dill pickle and brisket on a party pick topped with a cube of cheddar cheese served in a plastic cup,, its good to go now!

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