Slow-Cooked Tender Beef Brisket

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
Brisket can be difficult to cook, but this recipe always turns out great. I live in the country and have a 60-mile commute to work each day, so I use the slow cooker often. It's a great way to get a good meal on the table for my family after a long day. —Jenni Arnold, Woodbury, Tennessee


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 pounds)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut brisket into thirds; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Thinly slice meat across the grain. If desired, thicken cooking liquid.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounce-weight: 277 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.