Texas-Style Barbecued Beef Brisket

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by Papa D 1946-2012

From Southern Living January 2012. As a note, I am not a fan of cumin so I would reduce it to 1/2 tsp and/or omit it altogether!

Top Review by Keith M.

This is not a Texas style barbecued brisket. It's a big roast. Using the liquid smoke gives the meat a very distinct taste that in my opion is not very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly grease a 6 quart slow cooker, add onion and garlic. Stir together chili powder and next 5 ingredients. Rub over brisket and place brisket over onion mixture in slow cooker.
  2. Whisk together beer and chili sauce. Slowly pour mixture around brisket, avoid removing spices from brisket.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high 4 to 5 hours. When done uncover and let sit in cooker 20 minutes.
  4. Remove brisket from slow cooker; cut brisket across the grain into thin slices put on serving plate and spoon pan juices over meat.

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