Smoky Barbecue Beef Brisket (Crock Pot)

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This smoky flavored brisket is great for sandwiches or by itself. Start it before leaving the house in the morning and come home to a great meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim fat from brisket. If necessary, cut to fit into crock pot.
  2. Combine chili powder, garlic powder, celery seed and pepper; rub evenly over meat. Place meat in a 3 1/2-5 quart crock pot.
  3. For sauce, combine catsup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke and dry mustard. Pour over brisket.
  4. Cover; cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat from cooker. Cut the brisket into thin slices across the grain. Skim fat off juices in cooker; serve juices with meat.


Most Helpful

Wonderful! I was skeptical, because I've always prepared brisket with my outdoor smoker. That's time-consuming and lots of work, however. This is way simple and the results are really great. I followed the recipe precisely and I wouldn't change a thing. I'll be making this over and over!

GREG IN SAN DIEGO September 26, 2008

I have made this several times and my family loves it. I have also taken it to BBQ's and have had many people ask for the recipe. The only thing I do differently is... I double the rub recipe, mainly because the smallest brisket I can find is 5lbs. I rub the seasoning on the meat, and wrap it in plastic wrap and leave it in the fridge over night. This adds so much more flavor to this dish. Then I just follow the recipe and it comes out great every time.

poleclimber2 January 23, 2014

This was the first beef brisket recipe I had ever tried. I didn't have any chili sauce, so I used mandarin sauce that I wanted to use up and I didn't have any liquid smoke. I cooked it for 3 hours on high and 2.5 more on low. It was perfect. It sliced/shredded. I thickened some of the sauce with cornstarch. It was so much easier than making pulled pork which always has too much fat to get rid of and takes a lot of time to shred. Beef Brisket is a new favorite. Thanks for a great recipe!

jane49423 October 11, 2010

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