Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender, juicy, flavorful and easy! The only Slow Cooked beef brisket recipe you'll need! Serve as a side or in a bun. | natashaskitchen.com

This slow cooker beef brisket is fall-apart tender, so juicy and flavorful and you won’t believe how simple the ingredient list is! This beef brisket had everyone’s seal of approval – rave reviews every time!

Crockpot beef brisket is great as a side dish with mashed potatoes or served as beef brisket sandwiches. The slow cooked mushrooms are just as delicious as the slow cooked brisket. You will savor every bite. This one is also awesome for meal planning because leftovers refrigerate REALLY WELL!

And it’s about time we share more SLOW COOKER recipes!! We love easy, juicy, melt-in-your mouth meat and it is my favorite way to use our slow cooker. 

This Beef Brisket recipe is adapted from theKitchn. Recipe updated 10/10/17 garlic amount reduced from 8 cloves to 6 to account for varying sizes of garlic cloves. Use 6 medium garlic cloves and be sure to chop the garlic (do not press garlic for this slow cooker recipe).

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender, juicy, flavorful and easy! The only Slow Cooked beef brisket recipe you'll need! Serve as a side or in a bun. | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Recipe:

3 Tbsp Olive oil to sauté, divided
4 lb beef brisket
2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper, or to taste
2 medium (1 lb) yellow onions, sliced into thick strips
1 lb mushrooms, thickly sliced
6 medium garlic cloves, peeled and chopped (not pressed)*
2 cups chicken or beef broth/stock
2 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender, juicy, flavorful and easy! The only Slow Cooked beef brisket recipe you'll need! Serve as a side or in a bun. | natashaskitchen.com

*Garlic Tip: it is easiest to mince this quantity of garlic in a food processor. Do not use a garlic press for this recipe.

How to Make Slow Cooker Beef Brisket:

1. Generously season brisket with about 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Heat a large heavy skillet or cast iron pan over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and when hot, add brisket (fat side down). Sear 4-5 minutes per side or until browned on both sides. Transfer to slow cooker with the fat side facing up.

2. In the same pan, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and sliced onions. Sautee 5-7 minutes or until onions are caramelized. Place onions over brisket. In the same pan, add more oil as needed and saute mushrooms until softened (5 min). Place mushrooms into the slow cooker. Sprinkle chopped garlic over the mushrooms.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender, juicy, flavorful and easy! The only Slow Cooked beef brisket recipe you'll need! Serve as a side or in a bun. | natashaskitchen.com

3. Combine  2 cups chicken broth with 2 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce and pour mixture over the meat.

4. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or until cooked through and easy to pull apart with forks. Turn off slow cooker and rest for 15 minutes with the lid on. Remove and discard excess fat from the top** then pull the beef apart with forks and keep it in the slow cooker to soak up the juices which will add incredible flavor and keep the meat tender. Serve beef brisket and mushrooms, spooning the slow cooker juices over the top.

**Picky Eaters Tip – I prefer my meat to be really clean and lean so I transfer the meat to a platter to make sure I have removed all of the fat, then return the shredded meat to the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender, juicy, flavorful and easy! The only Slow Cooked beef brisket recipe you'll need! Serve as a side or in a bun. | natashaskitchen.com

This will thicken up when refrigerated but turns back into a beautiful broth when it is reheated ands YES, Leftovers keep super well in the refrigerator and can be warmed on a skillet or microwave, or the oven.

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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Recipe

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This slow cooker beef brisket is fall-apart tender, so juicy and flavorful. Slow Cooked beef brisket is easy and gets rave reviews every time! Perfect with mashed potatoes or as beef brisket sandwiches.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $28-$30
Serving: 8 to 10 as a side or sandwich

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil to sauté, divided
  • 4 lb beef brisket
  • 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 medium (1 lb) yellow onions, sliced into thick strips
  • 1 lb mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, peeled and chopped (not pressed)*
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth/stock
  • 2½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Generously season brisket with about 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Heat large heavy skillet or cast iron pan over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil and when hot, add brisket (fat side down). Sear 4-5 min per side or until browned on both sides. Transfer to slow cooker, fat side facing up.
  2. In the same pan, add 1 Tbsp oil and sliced onions. Sautee 5-7 min or until onions are caramelized. Place onions over brisket. In the same pan, add more oil as needed and saute mushrooms until soft (5 min). Place mushrooms into the slow cooker and sprinkle chopped garlic over the top.
  3. Combine 2 cups chicken broth with 2½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce and pour mixture over meat.
  4. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hrs or until cooked through and easy to pull apart with forks. Turn off slow cooker and rest 15 min with the lid on. Remove and discard excess fat from the top** then pull the beef apart with forks and keep it in the slow cooker to soak up the juices which will add amazing flavor and keep meat tender. Serve beef brisket and mushrooms, spooning slow cooker juices over the top.

Notes

*Garlic Tip: it is easiest to mince this quantity of garlic in a food processor. Do not use a garlic press for this recipe.
**If you prefer really clean and lean meat; transfer the meat to a platter to make sure all of the fat is removed then return the shredded meat to the slow cooker.

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Garnish with chopped chives or green onion to fancy it up. Garnish adds a beautiful pop of color and fresh flavor to everything. It is the easiest way to make your dish more beautiful for a dinner party.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender, juicy, flavorful and easy! The only Slow Cooked beef brisket recipe you'll need! Serve as a side or in a bun. | natashaskitchen.com

I hope you fall in love with this slow cooker beef brisket. It’s so juicy and flavorful. I look at that photo and want it all over again! 😉 Enjoy this my friends!

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender, juicy, flavorful and easy! The only Slow Cooked beef brisket recipe you'll need! Serve as a side or in a bun. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • November 8, 2017

    I love this recipe! Goes so well with rice. Rice lover here trying to match all kind of dishes with rice. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 8, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Angelina
    October 27, 2017

    Natasha,
    Thanks so much for faithfully posting on your blog, I love it!!! May the Lord bless your family:)

    My question about this meal: can I use frozen beef brisket or does it have to be fresh? Thanks:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 27, 2017

      Hi Angelina, frozen is ok but thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reply

  • oksana
    October 25, 2017

    Hi Natasha, do you know if soy sauce will be a good sub for worcestershire sauce ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 25, 2017

      Hi Oksana, I think that could work well, but I don’t think I would add more than 2 Tbsp of soy sauce since soy sauce is saltier than worcestershire. Reply

      • Oksna
        October 25, 2017

        Ok, i’ve done it and it was AMAZING!!! WE LOVED IT! I highly recommend everyone to try it! i did use soy saurce since i didnt have the required sauce. Also i only jad chicken broth at home, so i used that. And it was very very good. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 25, 2017

          Awesome! I’m glad to hear that! 🙂 Reply

  • Julia
    October 17, 2017

    Hey Natasha !
    I usually like to half your recipes since it’s only me and my husband. I was wondering what the cook time should be if I half it for this recipe. Also if there’s any way you could start posting times for half recipes for us newly-weds. Thank you !! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 17, 2017

      Hi Julia! I would probably cook this for about the same amount of time, maybe 1 hour less since the meat needs a long slow cooking time for it to pull apart easily. I don’t have a separate category in my print-friendly recipe to write that in without the recipes being confusing, but it is a great thought! Reply

  • Pamela
    October 16, 2017

    Is that a corn beef brisket? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Hi Pamela, this was beef chuck brisket. Reply

  • Natasha
    October 15, 2017

    Made this the other day and reheated it for dinner last night. Absolutely delicious. The flavor combination is perfect! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 15, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad you love the recipe Natasha! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Natalie
    October 10, 2017

    Perfect Sunday meal -easy and tasty. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 10, 2017

      I completely agree! Set it in the morning and it is ready when we get home from church 🙂 Reply

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