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 Toby P

This should not have "Texas" or "Barbeque'd" anywhere in the name. We don't put brisket in the crock pot in Texas and BBQ'd means cooked over an open flame of some sort. Neither of which this recipe contains. If you put a brisket in the crock pot or cook in an oven, that becomes a roast. And nothing should ever be touched with liquid smoke, yuk! <br/><br/>Put it on a 220* smoker for 14 hours with some Pecan or Post Oak wood, then you have a Texas BBQ'd brisket.

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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