Slow Cooker Beef Brisket With Potatoes Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket With Potatoes Recipe

The Spruce / Abbey Littlejohn

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 12 hrs
Total: 12 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1015 Calories
49g Fat
42g Carbs
97g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1015
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 303mg 101%
Sodium 1836mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 97g
Calcium 128mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This hearty beef brisket pot roast is a snap to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. A variety of vegetables and an easy thickened sauce make this an excellent one-pot meal for a Sunday dinner or an everyday family meal. Make sure you use a fresh, uncured beef brisket (not corned beef).

You can vary the vegetables to suit your family's tastes. Feel free to add some sliced mushrooms, celery, or diced rutabaga or turnips along with the potatoes and carrots, or add frozen green beans or mixed vegetables about 30 to 60 minutes before the dish is done. Small frozen pearl onions can be used instead of the quartered onion.

The vegetables are cooked until they're very tender and then they are mashed for serving. If you prefer firmer root vegetables, you might want to cook the potatoes and carrots separately.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium potatoes (peeled and cut in half)
  • 6 medium carrots (peeled and sliced)
  • 3 medium onions (peeled and sliced)
  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds  beef brisket (cut in half, if necessary to fit in the crock)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste, the amount depends on how salty the broth or stock is)
  • Dash paprika
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup water (cold)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Optional: dash Gravy Master (gravy browning sauce)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crock pot beef brisket

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  2. Put the potatoes in the slow cooker and scatter the carrots and onions over them.

    potatoes, carrots and onions in a slow cooker

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  3. Trim and discard any visible excess fat from the brisket and cut it into 2 to 3 pieces. Or leave it in one piece if it will fit in the slow cooker's crockery insert.

    beef on a cutting board

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  4. Sprinkle the meat lightly with salt, paprika, and dash of pepper, and then place it on top of the vegetables. Add the bay leaf and the beef stock.

    beef in a slow cooker with a bay leaf

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  5. Cover the pot and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove the bay leaf.

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  6. Heat the oven to 200 F or set it on the "warm" setting. Meanwhile, grab a pan or platter for the brisket. Lift brisket onto pan and cover with foil. Place it in the oven to keep warm while preparing the vegetables and sauce.

    beef brisket in a baking dish covered with aluminum foil

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  7. Drain the vegetables, reserving 1 1/2 cups of the cooking liquid.

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  8. Put the vegetables in a bowl and add butter. Mash the vegetables and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    vegetables in a bowl

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  9. Cover the bowl loosely and place it in the warm oven with the beef.

    vegetables in a bowl, covered with aluminum foil

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  10. Blend the 1/3 cup of cold water with 3 tablespoons of flour in a saucepan; stir until smooth.

    water and flour in a pan

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  11. Place the pan over medium heat and add the reserved cooking liquids.

    gravy in a pan

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  12. Add a dash of Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet, if using. These browning sauces add extra color and flavor to gravies and sauces. Cook until the sauce is thickened and bubbly. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, as needed.

    gravy in a pan

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  13. Slice the beef brisket thinly across the grain.

    Slow Cooker Beef Brisket on a cutting board

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