Slow Cooker Beef Brisket






Wonderfully juicy, flavor exploding, melt-in-your-mouth Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is “better than any restaurant” according to my food critic husband! it’s the ultimate easy company dinner because it can be made days in advance then reheated in the slow cooker for stress free entertaining (which is actually my preferred method)! 

Ingredients

Slow cooker

  • 4-5 pounds beef brisket trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup homemade barbecue sauce (directions to follow)

Spìce Rub

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tsp EACH garlic powder, salt
  • 1 tsp EACH onion powder, chipotle powder, pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional for more heat

Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup seedless blackberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reserved Spice Rub from above
  • 1 tablespoon mesquite liquid smoke optional but recommended*