Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe
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Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe

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Dana Cebolski of Bessemer, Michigan gives a sensational smoky taste to tender slices of this slow-cooked beef brisket. "It's one of my family's favorites any time of the year," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:6 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces equals 266 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 750 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 39 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. Place beef in a 3-qt. slow cooker; rub with Liquid Smoke if desired. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion. Combine the ketchup, mustard and celery seed; spread over meat.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Transfer cooking juices to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Serve with brisket, thinly sliced across the grain. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Beef Brisket in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p23

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"While this recipe is OK, there is no smoked flavor to it. It tastes more like Swiss Steak. The ingredients list is short, which is good if you want to get something into the slow cooker quickly. If you really want a smoked flavor, it might be worth trying and increasing the amount of liquid smoke.

There is a brisket recipe in the book "Cheater BBQ" which makes brisket as good as can be obtained from a BBQ joint. I'll try some other brisket slow cooker recipes I've found but this one for me is not a keeper."

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