Southwestern Pulled Brisket Sandwiches

Recipe by Juenessa
READY IN: 8hrs 20mins




  • Season the beef generously with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the oil and heat just until beginning to smoke.
  • Add the meat and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes total.
  • Transfer the meat to the slow cooker; leave the skillet on the heat.
  • Add garlic, onion, chili powder, coriander, and cumin to drippings in the skillet and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add vinegar and boil until it's almost gone, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in water and pour the mixture over the brisket.
  • Crush the tomatoes through your fingers into the slow cooker; add the tomato juices, chipotles, bay leaves, and molasses.
  • Cover the cooker, set it on LOW, and cook the brisket until it pulls apart easily with a fork, about 8-10 hours.
  • To serve, leave the meat in the slow cooker and use 2 forks to pull it apart and stir it evenly into the sauce; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Remove and discard bay leaves.
  • Pile the meat on sandwich buns and serve with jalapenos.
  • (This is also great rolled up in tortillas.).