Slow Cooker Beef Brisket With Smoky Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket With Smoky Barbecue Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 50 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 1.2 to 1.5 kilos beef brisket in one piece
  • 1 large onion peeled and thinly sliced

For the smoky barbecue sauce

  • 3 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons ground white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons smoky paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup spicy grainy mustard (we used homemade)
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 3/4 to 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (the amount depending on the actual weight of the brisket)

Instructions

  • Spread the onion slices to completely cover the bottom of the slow cooker bowl.
  • Rinse the brisket, pat dry with paper towels and lay on top of the onion slices.
  • Place the rock salt, thyme, oregano and basil in a spice grinder or food processor. Process until powdered.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the processed salt and herbs with the rest of the ingredients for the sauce until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Pour the sauce over the meat.
  • Set the slow cooker on LOW and cook the brisket for 7 and 1/2 hours.
  • Remove the bowl from the cooker and let the brisket cool slowly to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking tray with foil and spray with oil. Alternatively, line the tray with non-stick baking paper or a silicone mat.
  • Lift the brisket and lay on the prepared baking tray.
  • Strain the sauce into a sauce pan. Boil, uncovered, until reduced to the consistency of syrup. DO NOT wait until too thick; it thickens as it cools.
  • Brush the reduced sauce on every exposed surface of the brisket.
  • Bake the beef brisket at 400F for about 10 minutes or until the sauce is lightly caramelized.
  • Transfer the brisket to a cutting board, slice and serve with the remaining sauce on the side.