Crock Pot Brisket

Juicy and delicious meat, easily made in your slow cooker! This crock pot brisket is so tender it just falls apart.

This is a new favorite crock pot recipe! It’s just as easy as our classic Pot Roast, with a slightly different consistency and flavor. It’s absolutely amazing served with a side of mashed potatoes!

Crock pot brisket on a white plate with a side of potatoes

Delicious Slow Cooker Brisket

What is Brisket? Brisket is a fatty tough cut of meat found under the first 5 ribs. It is used to make corned beef, pastrami and silverside. It also makes a wonderful slow cooked meat dish and can be found in practically every good BBQ joint.

Brisket is typically sold in two different cuts: flat and point. Go for the flat cut if they have it because the thick fat cap will aid in giving more flavor to your brisket. 

We love to make brisket for family dinners, holidays, and special occasions. It is a fancy dish, but so simple to make. Just put all the ingredients in your slow cooker and cook it for 8-10 hours. The crock pot does all the work and the result is the most tender piece of meat! Serve your crock pot brisket on the side of mashed potatoes or your favorite roasted vegetables.

How to cook brisket in crock pot

How to Cook Brisket in Crock Pot

PUT IT IN. Place the brisket in the crock pot. Sprinkle the onion soup mix, garlic powder, and brown sugar over the top of the brisket, and massage gently into the meat. Pour the chili sauce over the top making sure to cover the meat completely.

COOK. Turn on the slow cooker and cook the brisket on low heat for 8 – 10 hours. Remove the brisket from the slow cooker and slice it against the grain. Pour the sauce over the brisket slices to serve. It’s that easy!

Instant Pot Instructions: Place the brisket in the Instant Pot, fat side up. Sprinkle with onion garlic brown sugar. Massage into the meat then add the chili sauce over the top.Cook on high pressure for 80-90 minutes, then let naturally release for 15 minutes before manually releasing the rest of the pressure. 

Beef brisket in the crock pot

BEEF BRISKET Tips

Here are a few things to remember when cooking up brisket…

  • Don’t trim the fat. The fat will help give flavor and keep moisture. You can remove any fat AFTER it has been cooked.
  • Browning the brisket before putting it in the slow cooker is not necessary, but you can choose to if you want.
  • Allow the brisket to rest for 10-20 minutes before cutting
  • When cutting: cut across the grain

OH – and try not to eat the whole slab of meat… it’s addicting!

Beef brisket sliced on a cutting board

How to Store, Side Ideas + More

Storage: Crock pot brisket can be served right away, but is also quite good the next day too. Be sure to place brisket AND the juices into an airtight container and store in the fridge until reheating. Leftover brisket can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months.

Raw brisket can last in the fridge for up to 8 days or for up to 12 months in the freezer. (Wrap tightly in plastic then again with foil or freezer paper)

How much to make per person? I would recommend ½ pound per person then add 2 lbs to that total to account for those who wish to take a little more. 

What should I serve with crock pot brisket?

Close up of sliced crock pot brisket

For more slow cooker dishes, try:

Crock Pot Brisket Recipe

5 from 35 votes
Juicy and delicious meat, easily made in your slow cooker! This crock pot brisket is so tender it just falls apart.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 361 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 3 pound beef brisket
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 12 ounce bottles of Heinz chili sauce

Instructions
 

  • Place the brisket in the crock pot. Sprinkle the onion soup mix, garlic powder, and brown sugar over the top of the brisket, and massage gently into the meat. Pour the chili sauce over the top, covering the meat completely.
  • Cook on low heat for 8 – 10 hours. Remove the brisket from the slow cooker and slice against the grain. Pour the sauce over the brisket slices to serve.

Video

Like this recipe?

Pin it now to remember it later! Share it with your Facebook friends (you know they’ll love it). Or tweet it to the world. Maybe even email it to your favorite cousin!

Related Posts

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta

Super simple and delicious Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta recipe packed with flavor. This dish is perfect by itself or you can add chicken too! This is one of our favorite…

15 minutes

4.93 from 288 votes

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich

This tasty Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers! Make it into a meal or appetizer. This Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is topped with Cranberry Sauce and…

10 minutes

5 from 6 votes

Chicken Tetrazzini

Easy, creamy and utterly delicious Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini is a family favorite that takes minutes to prep and is gone in no time! Easy Chicken Tetrazzini is one of our…

55 minutes

4.98 from 476 votes

Turkey Tetrazzini

Simple Turkey Tetrazzini is a flavorful pasta casserole dish. It’s perfect for using leftover holiday turkey, but tasty year round! The whole family loves this Turkey Tetrazzini, as well as…

45 minutes

4.98 from 120 votes

About Alicia

Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day.

Join the Conversation

Rate and Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    I altered the recipe slightly – I used onion powder instead of the soup mix and omitted the brown sugar and used a different brand of chili sauce. It was still awesome! I’d definitely recommend this one and will make it again!

  2. It was so easy and absolutely delicious. I highly recommend trying this one . It was my first time cooking a brisket and it was melt in your mouth
    ew LA la

  3. 5 stars
    I’m who loves to cook,, I like to eat good food. Your recipes are Great. I’m from the south, but I love all types of food. Thanks..

  4. 5 stars
    We had family over and decided to serve them this brisket recipe. It was very simple and it was delicious. Instead of using chili sauce we used our favorite bbq sauce and some liquid smoke. Delicious! Our brisket turned out very tender and we had to shred the meat. I tried to slice it, but it kept falling apart. That being the case, we will still use this recipe again.

  5. Thank you so much for your recipes and tips. They’re easy to prepare with ingredients that are readily available!😍

  6. Good morning instead of using the chili sauce for the brisket could I put a can of soda or something in it

    1. You probably could. I haven’t ever tried it on this recipe, so if you do, you’ll have to let us know how it turns out.

  7. I added a can of dark craft beer from a local brewery and it was awesome. I use beer or wine in every meat recipe.

  8. Hi! I’m looking forward to making this delicious recipe! I would like to double the brisket for a crowd. Shall I also double the other ingredients?

  9. 5 stars
    Instead of chili sauce I always use Rotel tomatoes with green chilis and a little concentrated beef broth base with a touch of liquid smoke. So good!! We use leftovers in burritos

See More Comments