This Crock Pot BBQ Beef Brisket will taste like it’s been smoked and tenderized all day long! It has an amazing flavor and homemade sauce!
A DELICIOUS SLOW COOKED BEEF BRISKET RECIPE
No Smoker? No problem! This Crock Pot BBQ Beef Brisket will taste like it’s been smoked all day long! It has an amazing flavor and a homemade sauce! I think the first time I ever ate beef brisket was when I was well into my adulthood and we had just moved to Texas. I was so used to my Eastern Carolina pork barbecue. We love some Crock Pot Pulled Pork!
NO SMOKER NEEDED!
Americans love their BBQ. And we are very devoted to the style of BBQ we grew up with. So when I moved to Texas (beef country), I had a whole new experience with barbecue. I dove right in and had to try the beloved beef brisket.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO COOK BEEF BRISKET?
Beef brisket a pretty tough cut of meat, and most folks have to cook it for many hours in a smoker to make it tender and flavorful. I don’t have a smoker, but I do have a slow cooker. I can still get a tender and flavorful cut of meat with a hint of smokiness with very little effort. Thank you to Texas for tasty beef BBQ!
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- beef brisket
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- celery seeds
- black pepper
- chili sauce
- brown sugar
- dry mustard
- apple cider or distilled vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
- liquid smoke
HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT BBQ BEEF BRISKET:
Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl; chili powder, garlic powder, celery seed & pepper.
Rub seasoning onto the meat. Make sure you rub it in good and all over the meat. That’s why it’s called a rub. At this point you can cover it in plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge overnight to really deepen the flavors. If you don’t have time to do that, don’t worry, this will still give your meat great flavor.
When ready, place brisket into bottom of the 6 quart crock pot. Combine all the sauce ingredients and stir together well. Cook’s Note: If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand for this BBQ sauce, just use a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce.
Pour sauce all over the brisket, coating evenly. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours.
When ready, remove meat and cut the brisket across the grain, making thin slices (don’t shred). When you cut across the grain, it gives you a tender cut of meat. This brisket is going to be so amazingly tender when it comes out.
Drizzle a bit of the bbq liquid that is left in the slow cooker on top of the cuts of meat (optional.)
Originally published: July 2011
Updated and republished: July 2020
Crock Pot BBQ Beef Brisket (+Video)
- 3 pound flat end trimmed beef brisket (this is the most common cut in grocery stores)
For the rub:
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon celery seeds
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl; chili powder, garlic powder, celery seed & pepper.
- Rub onto the meat.
- OPTIONAL: Cover it in plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge overnight to really deepen the flavors.
- Place brisket into bottom of the crock pot. Combine all the sauce ingredients and stir together well.
- Pour sauce all over the brisket, coating evenly.
- Cover and cook on low for about 6-8 hours.
- Remove meat and cut the brisket across the grain, making thin slices.
- Most grocery stores label flat end trimmed beef brisket just as “brisket.” The only time you really see specific labeled cuts of meats are at higher end supermarkets or at butcher shops. In which case, you’ll want to specifically ask for this particular cut.
- For extra flavor: Drizzle a bit of the liquid that is left in the slow cooker on top of the cuts of meat. When you cut across the grain, it gives you a tender cut of meat.
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