Crock Pot BBQ Beef Brisket
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5 from 22 votes


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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot BBQ Beef Brisket
Servings: 6
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 3 lb flat end trimmed beef brisket

For the rub:

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider or distilled vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke


  • Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl; chili powder, garlic powder, celery seed & pepper.
  • Rub onto the meat.
  • Make sure you rub it in good and all over the meat.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 5mg