BBQ Beef Brisket {Slow Cooker}

Aug 27

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. All opinions are 100% my own!

Last Sunday was draft day, and it was a big day in our household. Draft day might be my hubby’s favorite day of the year– it’s when he drafts a team for not one, but two, fantasy football leagues.

A couple of years ago, I don’t think my husband could name more than a handful of professional sports teams, but fantasy football has changed all that, and I kind of like hearing about football at the dinner table and don’t mind when he downloads a fantasy football app on my phone to check the scores when we aren’t watching the games.

As you can imagine, draft day is serious business. During the draft a Google+ hangout was used, so team managers from his league could all trash-talk as they picked their teams. We had several people over at our house, and I felt like a good piece of beef was in order, BBQ beef brisket to be exact. It seemed fitting :)


We are huge beef eaters– easy to cook and packed with 10 essential nutrients. Like you, I love a good infograph, so here it is!

Click here for the 10 Essential Nutrients infograph.

If you’re looking for a good beef recipe, check out Tons of great recipes and tips for how to cook beef! We normally use the grill for everything, but the BBQ brisket for draft day was made in the handy-dandy slow cooker. But I couldn’t pass up on showing these tips for grilling– even the hubby learned something new!


Click here for the grilling infograph.

The brisket was a huge success we made three pounds, and even with several men in attendance, there were still leftovers. Meal 1- Beef Brisket Sandwich…and then came the leftovers (which make prettier pictures). Meal 2 was brisket with couscous and spinach, and meal 3 was brisket over mashed potatoes.


So we ate like kings and queens for several days- score!

Here’s more about Beef Checkoff– it was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. It’s a national marketing and research program funded by America’s cattle farmers and ranchers. It funds research and promotion efforts designed to increase domestic and/or international demand for beef.

Keep on reading to check out my easy, slow cooker recipe!

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  • 3 lb beef brisket
  • Brisket seasoning (we used a rub from Williams-Sonoma)
  • 1 ¼ cups Bbq sauce
  • ¼ cups honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • Cook time: 10+ hours
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy



Dry rub both sides of the brisket with the seasoning mixture.


Stir together the honey,  barbecue sauce and brown sugar.


Pour half of the sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker.Place the seasoned brisket, fatty side up, into the slow cooker. Cover the top of the brisket with the remaining sauce.

Cook low for 10 hours and then set to warm



Remove brisket and cut into slices.



For the gravy, stir in cornstarch to thicken. Serve brisket, topped with gravy however you want (on own, sandwich, etc). Enjoy!


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Comments: 69

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Aug 28 at 9:46 am Reply

    Brisket isn’t as big here in New England as it is in the south, so it’s not that easy to find. This sounds really tasty, though!!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Thanks Robin!

  2. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy Aug 28 at 10:53 am Reply

    We do a lot of grilling at our house! Sweet Baby Rays bbq sauce is the best!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Is there any other BBQ sauce?

  3. My mom made a beef stew last night for her visit and I’m REALLY excited for the leftovers tonight… (It’s the small things in life!)

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:42 pm Reply

      It is the small things :) Agreed!

  4. Pam Aug 28 at 5:34 pm Reply

    My husband and son are huge beef fans. I like it occasionally, but that brisket looks like something I could eat pretty often!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:42 pm Reply

      We ate it for several meals, and I never got sick of it!

  5. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) Aug 28 at 5:44 pm Reply

    Yum! I love cooking things in my slow cooker! I will have to try this recipe out, sounds good!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:41 pm Reply

      Let me know when you try it!

  6. deb Aug 28 at 7:13 pm Reply

    I love slow cooker recipes. Thanks for sharing.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:41 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Deb!

  7. That looks delicious. I love slow cooker meals. They’re so easy.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:41 pm Reply

      Thanks Stacie!

  8. I love slow cooker recipes. I just throw everything in and forget about it for a few hours.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:41 pm Reply

      It’s perfect that way!

  9. Liz Mays Aug 28 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Slow cooker recipes are great for me. I don’t have a lot of time for involved cooking. This recipe looks great!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:41 pm Reply

      Thanks Liz!

  10. Anne (@notasupermom) Aug 28 at 8:38 pm Reply

    This. I want everything about this. Though beef is just a medium for getting Sweet Baby Ray’s in my mouth!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:40 pm Reply

      haha…love sweet baby ray’s too!

  11. Janell Poulette Aug 28 at 9:48 pm Reply

    I love to use my crock pot for dinner. This is a simple recipe I can throw together!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:40 pm Reply

      I love simple recipes! Why cook anything else?!?

  12. Jessica (Savory Experiments) Aug 28 at 10:06 pm Reply

    I love BEEF!!! Cooked anyway, it is my absolute favorite. Pinning to make this another day!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:40 pm Reply

      Yay! Thanks Jessica :)

  13. Carly Anderson Aug 28 at 10:29 pm Reply

    I love beef brisket, especially with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce! We are huge meat eaters, too.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:40 pm Reply

      I think my hubby could eat only meat!

  14. Felicia Aug 28 at 11:17 pm Reply

    It all looks delicious. I really enjoy beef brisket.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:40 pm Reply

      Me too :)

  15. kristin Aug 29 at 12:27 am Reply

    Oh yum! Brisket is my fav! Great recipe here!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:40 pm Reply

      Thanks Kristin!

  16. mommy2jam Aug 29 at 5:21 am Reply

    Those ribs look so good. Not to mention the brisket.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:39 pm Reply

      It was tasty too!

  17. Jeanine @ Aug 29 at 8:51 am Reply

    I’ve never made Brisket ever, but I love making things in my slow cooker. This is something I should really try! They look incredible!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:39 pm Reply

      Thanks so much!

  18. mary Aug 29 at 10:25 am Reply

    This is my hubs favorite. I try to replicate the local bbq place, but always fail. Thanks for hte recipe

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:38 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Mary!

  19. Janel (A Mom's Take) Aug 29 at 11:03 am Reply

    I see you know what good BBQ sauce is! We just had brisket last night for dinner.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:37 pm Reply

      Sweet Baby Ray’s! Is there anything else?

  20. Chrystal @ YUM eating Aug 29 at 12:15 pm Reply

    Brisket is one of my favorite cuts of meat. In March we turn it into corned beef. Because I love brisket so much we tend to use dry rubs to bring out the natural flavors. I spent most of my life in the south but never got in to BBQ sauce too much.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:37 pm Reply

      Dry rubs are great! We normally do both, but I’m sure some dry rub on the grill would be great too!

  21. Catherine S Aug 29 at 1:08 pm Reply

    That looks so good. I am always on the look out for new slow cooker recipes. I like to use the slow cooker on Sundays.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:37 pm Reply

      Sunday is a great slow cooker day!

  22. brett Aug 29 at 1:42 pm Reply

    oh, i can’t wait for cool fall days for brisket in the crock pot!! YUM!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:36 pm Reply

      Crock pot everything for the fall :)

  23. Tracey Aug 29 at 2:14 pm Reply

    I’ve never made a Brisket before but your recipe looks so good. I love slow cooker recipes.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:36 pm Reply

      Thanks tracey!

  24. Krystal Aug 29 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Looks quite tasty. I’d be willing to give it a try.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:36 pm Reply

      Thanks Krystal!

  25. Lisa Aug 29 at 3:21 pm Reply

    This is one of my hubby’s favorite meals. I’ll have to give this recipe a whirl!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:36 pm Reply

      Please do and let me know how it goes!

  26. Jenn @TheRebelChick Aug 29 at 4:22 pm Reply

    YUM I love a good beef brisket. Can you believe that I have never tried making one myself? I am going to have to try your recipe!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:36 pm Reply

      You must give it a try! It was my first time making it!

  27. Christie Aug 29 at 4:34 pm Reply

    Brisket is so popular! I love that it’s made in the slow cooker!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:35 pm Reply

      Thanks Christie!

  28. veronica Aug 29 at 4:59 pm Reply

    I am a vegan but I can smell the strong aromas from my neighbors as they love to grill

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:35 pm Reply

      I love the smell of the grill, even veggies with spices!

  29. Amber Conaway Aug 29 at 6:59 pm Reply

    I have never made or even had brisket before! This sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:35 pm Reply

      You must remedy that :)

  30. Marybeth Hamilton Aug 29 at 10:14 pm Reply

    Wow, those are some big infographics! I do think my husband would love the slow cooked beef recipe :)

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:35 pm Reply

      I know– kept them big because there’s so much info in them!

  31. Ann Bacciaglia Aug 29 at 10:55 pm Reply

    I love trying new slow cooker recipes. This looks so tasty and simple to prepare. Thanks for sharing.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:35 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Ann!

  32. I have never tried to do our own brisket. My hubby is the grill master in this house!

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:34 pm Reply

      Mine too…so I felt accomplished making the brisket in the slow cooker!

  33. Marina @ Mommy Snippets Aug 30 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Great tips! Everything looks yummy.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:34 pm Reply

      Thanks marina!

  34. Candy O Sep 01 at 1:05 am Reply

    I love my dad’s brisket. I want to try my hand at it one day. I need a smoker though..

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:34 pm Reply

      My hubby really wants a smoker too!

  35. Michele @ Alwayzbakin Sep 03 at 5:16 am Reply

    My husband always has his eyes glued on draft day too! This recipe sounds amazing!

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