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 Brisket is tender and flavorful beef that slow cooks all day. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comI’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.

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!

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

We went the sandwich route and man was it good! 

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

Course Main Course
Total Time 12 hours 40 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 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle 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 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.
  • 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 whats left of water out of slow cooker.
  • 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.
  • Serve brisket warm and enjoy!

Notes

*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.

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42 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 doesn’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?

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