Texas-Style Crock Pot Brisket and Beans

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

An easy way to make a nice brisket. The beans in this recipe are wonderful - sometimes I just make a big pot of the beans alone. Even though I love the convenience of my crock pot, I feel that cooking in the crock pot generally overcooks any meat. However, in this case, with brisket, it is pretty darn good, especially with the delicious beans on the side! I sometimes find that the liquid gets a little low, when it is cooking. If this occurs, you can do any of the following, as needed: double the sauce recipe to add later, add some bottled barbecue sauce, or add a can of beer. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, onion, and pinto beans in crock pot.
  2. Mix together ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, vinegar, mustard, seasoned salt, Liquid Smoke, and brown sugar in separate bowl.
  3. Stir half of this mixture into beans in crock pot.
  4. Place brisket on top of beans (cut into two pieces, if needed).
  5. Spread the remaining mixture over brisket.
  6. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, stirring twice, if possible.
  7. Slice meat across the grain and serve with sauce and with beans on the side.


Most Helpful

Thanks for sharing; this was an excellent recipe! I used dried red kidney beans instead, as that's what I had on hand and they were almost better than the meat! For a little bit of smoky heat, I added a dry ancho chili at the beginning. One of them flavored the whole pot. I also added a bottle of Guinness part way through the cooking time and that added great flavor.

PotatoFan June 11, 2007

I haven't made this yet but I am for Mother's Day. It's sounds absolutely delish!! I will keep you posted!!

babygirl65 May 10, 2006

First, I have to say I love crockpots. They provide really delicous meals with very little work, and lots of leftovers. This recipe fits that description perfectly. I do a lot of crockpot cooking and I love finding recipes that are as good as this one. No flavor in the sauce overpowered any other flavor. The beans were great and the meat was tender. The only thing I did differently was I added a can of beer to the recipe. I started the crockpot this morning and when I came home from work for lunch there was not much liquid left in the pot and the beans were a bit firm still. I figured beer would add to the flavor rather than dilluting it as water would. It turned out great and the beans finished cooking perfectly. What a fantastic dinner I had. This recipe goes really well with a crisp garden salad. Very filling and hearty. Also I cooked this recipe for 8 hours on low in a 6 qt crockpot.

Amber of AZ March 18, 2004

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