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Slow Cooker Brisket Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 543.83kcal
This slow cooker brisket recipe guarantees tender and flavorful beef every time. This dump and leave recipe can be made up to a day in advance of serving and is perfect for a holiday meal.
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  • 1 6-pound flat-cut brisket
  • Garlic salt
  • Granulated Onion onion powder
  • Seasoned salt
  • Smoky paprika
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth


  • Spray a 6-quart (or larger) slow-cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Pierce both sides of the brisket, about 3-4 inches apart, with a fork.
  • Generously sprinkle the entire brisket with garlic salt, onion powder, seasoned salt, paprika and black pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and chicken stock.
  • Cut the brisket in-half, crosswise, so it fits in the slow-cooker.
  • Place half the brisket in the slow-cooker, fat-side up, and pour half the liquid mixture over the brisket half.
  • Add the other half of the brisket to the slow-cooker, fat-side up and pour the remaining half of the liquid mixture over the top portion of brisket.
  • Cover and set the slow-cooker to LOW. Cook 6 hours and flip-flop the positions of the brisket pieces (put the bottom portion on top and the top portion on the bottom).
  • Cover and cook an additional 3-5 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. It should be tender enough to cut with a fork.
  • Transfer the brisket from the slow-cooker to a large pan and cover it with foil. Let it cool to touch and refrigerate overnight. Spoon the sauce/cooking juices into a separate dish, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, take the solidified fat off the pan juices and discard. Save the remaining pan juices for spooning over the brisket, if desired.
  • Slice the brisket to desired thickness, place in a serving dish, cover with and heat. Serve warm.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 543.83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.29g | Protein: 71.88g | Fat: 25.43g | Saturated Fat: 8.92g | Cholesterol: 210.92mg | Sodium: 490.57mg | Potassium: 1231.58mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 0.78g | Vitamin C: 0.83mg | Calcium: 26.19mg | Iron: 7.07mg