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All-Day Brisket with Potatoes

I think the slow cooker was invented with brisket in mind. This sweet and savory version is perfection itself, because it melts in your mouth. It's very important to buy "first-cut" or "flat-cut" brisket, which has far less fat than other cuts.—Lana Gryga, Glen Flora, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (12 ounces) beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 3/4 cup stewed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Place potatoes and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut brisket in half. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil on all sides; transfer to slow cooker. In the same pan, saute onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add to slow cooker.
  • Add beer and bouillon granules to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan; pour over meat. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; add to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. To serve, thinly slice across the grain.
Editor's Note
This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 352 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • Katy's mom
    Dec 10, 2020

    The list of ingredients sounds pretty busy, but this might be worth a try for something different. I would leave out the molasses and brown sugar.

  • Janet
    Jun 12, 2020

    Outstanding! Flavorful. Did not have molasses-used honey instead.

  • Sally
    May 18, 2020

    Family liked it. A little heavy on the tomato taste. Eliminated the molasses from the recipe. Added some mushrooms to the crockpot. Overall pretty good.

  • Dui
    May 12, 2020

    I may try this without the sugar and molasses. Very disappointed with taste if home recipes as most if them use sugar and bouillon for taste which are not really healthy choices.

  • cynandtom
    Oct 3, 2018

    This dish was phenomenal! Moist, tender, and flavorful, with taters that came out just the perfect al dente. A definite keeper

  • heatskitchen
    Dec 7, 2015

    This was good. I used a regular beef roast instead of brisket because I forgot to buy it at the store! Here is my blog post on it:

  • Vwakefield
    Feb 8, 2014

    Great recipe, we are making this again soon

  • Nikkinyer
    Mar 23, 2013

    No comment left

  • jimmeweak
    Mar 8, 2013

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  • jeb2010
    Feb 22, 2013

    I was wondering if anyone has made thisusing something besides beer?