Simple Slow-Cooker BBQ Style Beef Brisket

Simple Slow-Cooker BBQ Style Beef Brisket

This is a great alternative to a traditional family tomato sauce and French onion soup brisket. I wanted an update to a family classic - something that felt more casual and increased the traditional flavor profile a bit.
Serves 6 people  


For Brisket Base 
4 lbs Beef Brisket, trimmed 
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons JF Spicy or Universal Salt (your choice!)
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons olive oil or garlic olive oil (my favorite)
organic cooking spray (I like spray ghee)
For BBQ Sauce 
2 cups Organic BBQ Sauce (I use low sugar keto friendly, you can also make your own but I bought mine this time)
3 tablespoons minced garlic 
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon JF Spicy or Universal Salt


Spray slow-cooker with organic oil spray
Place brisket inside slow-cooker
Pour olive oil over brisket and rub with hands to coat
Combine all of dry rub - garlic powder, onion powder, paprika , JF Salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder in a bowl and mix to combine. Pour 1/2 over one side of brisket in pot and rub in with hands and repeat on back side. Turn fat side up.
Combine BBQ sauce in a separate bowl and spread 1 cup on top of brisket save the rest for broiling later
Place lid on slow-cooker and cook approximately 4-5 hours on high (mine has one temp and I cooked mine for 4.5 hours) 
Once done place brisket on a parchment lined sheet pan and spread bbq sauce in a thick layer on top (fat side up) of brisket 
Broil on high till a nice dark brown crust forms on top.
Remove from broiler and let rest 10 minutes prior to cooking.
Mine was falling apart and had a pulled pork texture. This is Kevin's favorite. If you want it less done I suggest cooking on high for 4 hours. It really depends on your family and how you like your brisket. 
Serve with pickled cucumbers, pickled Fresno peppers, pickled red onion and a cabbage slaw. This is a fun and delicious alternative to the traditional New Years brisket. 
Shana Tova! 


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