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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is fall-apart tender and easy to make with just 5 minutes of prep! Set it in the morning and by dinner it's ready.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef brisket, crock pot brisket, slow cooker beef brisket
Servings: 8
Calories: 310kcal



  • pound brisket we use corned beef brisket
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  • In a bowl, add salt and pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Mix to combine.
    mixing seasoning in a bowl
  • Drain most of the juices from the bag of corned beef brisket into the sink. Add 1 cup of water to the slow cooker. Place the brisket in the slow cooker, fat side up.
    Beef brisket in slow cooker, unseasoned
  • Season the brisket with the seasoning mixture, then set the crock pot to low heat and the timer for 8 hours.
    Seasoned beef brisket in slow cooker
  • Once 8 hours is up, remove, serve, and enjoy! Slice against the grain for best results.
    Beef brisket after slow cooking, still in cooker


  • Make the brisket one to two days ahead of time for the tastiest beef brisket! Store in the refrigerator in a baking dish covered in plastic wrap until ready to use. Then, remove the plastic wrap, cover the dish with two sheets of foil, and place in the oven at 325°F for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • You can freeze brisket. Allow your brisket to cool completely in the liquid from the slow cooker, then cut into slices. Freeze for about 3 hours in a layer of slices on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag. Label with the freezing date and store for up to 3 months.
  • Don't trim the fat. Let the brisket cook with the fat for the most tender beef.


Calories: 310kcal | Protein: 41g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 659mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 4mg