Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket Recipe

brisket on plate on counter

If you have a beef brisket on hand, consider this incredibly flavorful and easy slow cooker bbq brisket. A slow-cooked bbq brisket that is seasoned perfectly. Tender, juicy bbq brisket to serve up for dinner. 

brisket sandwich stacked on top of each other

Brisket is an incredible cut of beef. If you want something to whip up in the morning, go right ahead. Come home to a tender barbecued beef brisket ready to serve up. 

  • Minimal prep
  • Fall apart brisket
  • One-pot dinner
  • Toss in the slow cooker in the morning for dinner later
  • Tender and juicy meat
  • Kid-friendly¬†

How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket

brisket with dry rub on it

Add water into your slow cooker, then create your dry rub. Smear all over the brisket.

Place brisket in slow cooker, and add in your liquid smoke and Worchestershire sacue.

crock pot brisket with sides by it

Cover and cook as directed in the recipe card. Remove brisket and trim fat, and dump excess water. Then smother with sacue, and cook another 30 minutes on high.

Slice and serve. You can do a sandwich, plain, serve with pasta or rice, etc.

sandwich and beans in a bowl behind it

What to Serve With Barbeque Brisket

  • Baked Beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Pasta Salad
  • Toast
  • Cornbread
  • Cucumber and Onions
  • Etc
shredded brisket on plate

Storing And Freezer Directions

For leftovers, you can store your brisket in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then in terms of leftovers just reheat in the microwave, oven, or a skillet.

For freezing leftover beef brisket, go right ahead and place in a freezer friendly container. Freeze for 2-3 months. Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat it.

The beef freezes pretty well and makes a great dinner one night of the week. Pair with your favorite sides for a simple and tasty freezer meal dinner.

Can I Make This With A Beef Roast Instead of Brisket

If you can’t get your hands on brisket you can for sure use a beef roast instead. You would just adjust the cook time to 6-8 hours. Once roast is done, smother in sauce and then let cook an additional 30 minutes like the brisket.

It would serve up the same way. You might find the beef roast to kind of fall apart since it will be tender. But it is great for making into a sandwich, topping rice, serving with your favorite sides, etc.

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Slow cooker BBQ Brisket Recipe with Toast and cole slaw in background

Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket

Yield: 1 brisket
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 5 minutes

This Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket Recipe is delicious if you love Brisket and Barbecue Sauce! They go together so well, and this recipe is easy because you get to use your Crockpot!


  • 2-3 lb. Beef Brisket
  • 1/3 Cup Worchestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Pepper
  • 18 oz. Bottle of Barbecue Sauce (Any Brand)


    1. Place 1 Cup of Water in the bottom of the slow cooker.
    2. In a small bowl combine Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper.
    3. Rub dry seasonings over the outside of the Brisket and place the Brisket in the slow cooker.
    4. In a small mixing cup combine the Liquid Smoke and Worchestershire Sauce.
    5. Pour liquid mixture over the brisket.
    6. Cover and cook on High for 8 hours or low for 12 hours.
    7. Remove Brisket from slow cooker and trim the fat (it should fall off). Remove the extra water from Slow Cooker.
    8. Slice or Shred Brisket with a fork and return to slow cooker.
    9. Pour Barbecue Sauce over the Meat, Stir, and cook another 30 minutes on High.


Prep Ahead Instructions -
Prepare the brisket following the instructions in step 1 - 5. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Cooking Instructions -
Cook on High in your slow cooker for 8-12 hours. Remove Brisket and trip fat, Slice and return to slow cooker. Add in additional barbecue sauce and cook another 30 minutes on high.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1106Total Fat: 63gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 361mgSodium: 1451mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 99g
bbq brisket

Have you tried this slow cooker bbq brisket? If so let me know what you think!

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