Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket Recipe

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When my husband and I were both working full-time, we loved this recipe's 10-hour cook time. The beef brisket tastes so good after simmering all day in the crockpot, and the chili sauce adds a unique touch to the gravy. — Anna Stodolak Volant, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds), cut in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 each equals 284 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch


  1. Place onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Rub brisket with pepper; place over onion. Top with mushrooms. In a small bowl, combine the broth, chili sauce, brown sugar and garlic; pour over brisket. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove brisket and keep warm. In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Slice brisket; serve with gravy. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket in Taste of Home February/March 2007, p11

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"This was absolutely the nastiest brisket I have ever had. Please save your brisket for another recipe. Tasted like I was eating sugar flavored meat... YUCK!! And I'm betting good money that someone got paid to write the other reviews before me.. that or karlbon04's entire family lied to him."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"The header describes adding cinnamon. Is something missing?"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"This was easy and tasty! I used London Broil instead of brisket because it was on sale. I browned the meat (as I always do) before putting it in the slow cooker."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"We really enjoyed this recipe. I did not have a brisket on hand but use a chuck roast . It was delicious"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

"This is a GREAT recipe, I had never made brisket before but I seen it while I was shopping, and bought a 6lb piece of it. I followed directions to the "T"! My family loved it, I would make this over and over again. It had so many wonderful flavors, and the gravy just added more to it! I cant say enough about this recipe. Thanks for sharing this."

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