Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe

Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe

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Date published
September 3, 2023

Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe

Ingredients Table:

Beef brisket, trimmed
3-4 pounds
Brown sugar
¼ cup
2 tablespoons
Garlic powder
1 tablespoon
Onion powder
1 tablespoon
Ground black pepper
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons
Dried thyme
1 teaspoon
Beef broth
1 cup
Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Apple cider vinegar
¼ cup
Liquid smoke (optional)
1 teaspoon
Onions, sliced
2 large
Garlic cloves, minced
Bay leaves
Carrots, chopped (optional)
2 cups
Potatoes, cubed (optional)
3 large

Step-by-Step Preparation and Cooking Guide:

  1. Prepare the Dry Rub: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, salt, and dried thyme. Mix well.
  2. Rub the Brisket: Pat the brisket dry with paper towels. Generously apply the dry rub all over the brisket, pressing it onto the surface to adhere.
  3. Prepare the Crock Pot: Place sliced onions at the bottom of the crock pot. This will act as a bed for the brisket.
  4. Add the Brisket: Place the rubbed brisket on top of the onions, fat side up.
  5. Prepare the Liquid Mixture: In a bowl, whisk together beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and liquid smoke (if using).
  6. Add Garlic and Bay Leaves: Scatter minced garlic and bay leaves around the brisket.
  7. Pour the Liquid Mixture: Gently pour the liquid mixture over the brisket.
  8. Optional Vegetables: If you want a one-pot meal, add chopped carrots and cubed potatoes around the brisket.
  9. Slow Cook: Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until the brisket is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  10. Rest the Brisket: Carefully remove the brisket from the crock pot and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.
  11. Slice or Shred: Slice against the grain for more structured pieces or shred the brisket with forks for a pulled beef style.
  12. Serve: Serve the beef brisket with the cooking juices, onions, and vegetables if used. It pairs well with mashed potatoes, rice, or on a sandwich.
  13. Enjoy: Savor the tender, flavorful beef brisket that has been slowly cooked to perfection.

This beef brisket recipe ensures a delicious, succulent meal with minimal active preparation time, letting the crock pot do most of the work.