This Slow Cooker Smoky BBQ Beef brisket is cooked low and slow in the crock pot until tender, basted with a homemade brown BBQ Sauce that the brisket is cooked in, and then broiled to get that gorgeous BBQ caramelization.
This recipe yields 6 servings and is great if your having guests over but if your cooking for two the leftovers make great lunches.
Slice it and serve with sides or pile it up high on sandwich rolls or sliders!
Beef brisket is a cut from the chest section of the animal. It is usually sold boneless. Brisket is a tough cut of meat making it is best when braised (meaning simmered in a small amount of liquid), either in the oven, the slow cooker, or on the stove top.
Untrimmed beef brisket is one of the least expensive cuts of beef you can buy. When cooked low and slow, it loses about half its weight in meat, but few things are better than barbecue beef brisket.
2 -3 lbs fresh beef brisket
1 teaspoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon celery seed
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 cup catsup
1⁄2 cup chili sauce
1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1⁄2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
Trim fat from brisket. If necessary, cut to fit into crock pot.
Combine chili powder, garlic powder, celery seed and pepper; rub evenly over meat. Place meat in a 3 1/2-5 quart crock pot.
For sauce, combine catsup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke and dry mustard. Pour over brisket.
Cover; cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat from cooker. Cut the brisket into thin slices across the grain. Skim fat off juices in cooker; serve juices with meat.