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Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow-Cooked Barbecued Beef Brisket Recipe

"I enjoy fixing a sit-down meal for my husband and myself every evening, so this entree is often on the menu," writes Anita Keppinger from Philomath, Oregon. "It's fairly inexpensive and takes little effort to prepare. The tender beef tastes wonderful."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (2-1/2 pounds), trimmed
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; rub over brisket. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Pour half over the brisket; set the remaining sauce aside.
  • 3. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with the reserved sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 242 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 810 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.