Flavor-Packed Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

This slow cooker beef brisket uses a spice rub that will infuse a ton of amazing flavors into the meat. It also cooks in a simple sauce that can be served with the beef or discarded at the end of cooking.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

The spice rub that we use consists of an excellent range of ingredients such as smoked paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. The chili powder adds a bit of a punch, so make sure you include that.

You can serve this beef brisket in many different ways. For example, the beef is excellent shredded and served in a hot bread roll with your choice of fillings. You can also slice and serve with some vegetables such as herby baby potatoes.

The brisket meat is also excellent in a sandwich, so it’s perfect as leftovers for the next day. You can also have it as a topping ingredient on a homemade pizza. It goes excellent with cheese and some mushrooms.

Beef Brisket

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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours
Total time
8 Hours & 10 Minutes



  • 1kg (2.2 lb) Beef brisket

Spice Rub

  • 3 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

BBQ Sauce

  • 400g (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, sliced


  1. In a bowl, mix the smoked paprika, pepper, salt, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and ground cumin.
  2. Rub the seasoning mix into the beef brisket. Place in the fridge overnight.
  3. In a slow cooker, mix the crushed tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, tabasco, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and the onion.
  4. Place the beef brisket into the slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Rest for 10 minutes before either slicing or shredding.
  7. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • The chili powder packs a bit of heat so you may want to tune it down slightly. Two teaspoons should be enough to provide that lovely flavor while not being too hot for people who don’t like spicy foods.
  • You don’t have to refrigerate the beef overnight but instead place straight into the slow cooker and cook right away. I recommend refrigerating as it will help all the flavors of the spice mix infuse into the beef.
  • If you like to seal the beef, then you can do so after you pull it out of the refrigerator. Do not cook for too long on each side as you may burn the spice rub.
  • I recommend not cooking the beef on the high-temperature setting as it might not come out as tender as cooking it on low for eight hours.
  • A large piece of meat should work fine in this recipe without any adjustments. The spice rub should make enough for up to 2kg (4.4 lb) of meat.

Nutritional Information

This slow cooker beef brisket is tender and delicious, but you might be wondering how it will impact your diet. If this is the case, then you can find the nutritional information right below.

It’s important to keep in mind that this information is an estimate as I made use of an online tool to calculate it. If you calculate your own values, they should only vary a little bit.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 272g (9.59 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 295.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.8g 50%
Saturated Fat 12.7g 64%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1562mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 33g 66%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are so many different types of beef recipes that are perfect for the slow cooker. For example, the Mississippi roast or the pulled beef is similar to this beef brisket dish and taste absolutely amazing. They’re also super easy recipes to quickly get prepared and into the slow cooker.

If you love the spice mix, then you can always measure it out in bulk, so you don’t have to weigh the ingredients out next time you make this dish. Just store it in an airtight container until needed.

I hope that you love this slow cooker beef brisket as much as I did. If you have some feedback on this delicious beef dish, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. Also, be sure to check out our many other slow cooker beef recipes.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

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