Slow Cooker Barbecue Brisket

Slow Cooker Brisket

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 10 hrs
Total: 10 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
827 Calories
36g Fat
30g Carbs
90g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 827
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 278mg 93%
Sodium 1267mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 90g
Calcium 78mg 6%
*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 slow-cooker brisket recipe is by no means authentic barbecue, but it will give you a very tender and flavorful brisket. So, if you don't have access to a smoker, then give this brisket recipe a try.


  • 5 1/2 pounds/2.5 kg. beef brisket
  • 1 3/4 cup/415 mL barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon/10 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon/10 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Trim any thick pieces of fat off of brisket.

  2. Place brisket in a glass baking dish large enough to accommodate the meet and the marinade.

  3. Combine all marinade ingredients, except salt, coating the brisket well. Marinate overnight.

  4. Season with salt and place brisket and marinade in a crock-pot on low for 9 to 10 hours. Once tender transfer to a cutting board. Skim off any fat on the surface of sauce or pour into a sauce separator in batches and return to slow cooker to keep warm

  5. Slice meat into thin strips, across the grain and serve on rolls or buns with de-fatted sauce from the slow cooker. You can also serve this dish with potato salad, coleslaw, or a side of barbecue beans.

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