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Making brisket in the slow cooker ensures it is tender, delicious, and full of flavor. Serve this BBQ Brisket on hamburger buns for a tasty and satisfying meal.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
4 hrs 55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim fat from brisket. Cut brisket to fit into a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip). Place onion in the slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, celery seeds, and pepper. Sprinkle chili powder mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers. Place meat in the slow cooker over onion.

  • In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, if using, and dry mustard. Pour over brisket in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4-1/2 to 5 hours.

  • Remove brisket from cooker to a cutting board. Remove onion from cooker with a slotted spoon to a small bowl, reserving cooking juices. Skim fat off cooking juices; measure 3/4 cup of the cooking juices. For sauce: In a small saucepan, stir the cold water into flour; add the 3/4 cup cooking juices. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  • Thinly slice brisket across the grain. Place about 3 ounces cooked meat atop each bun bottom. Top with onions and drizzle each with about 1-1/2 tablespoons sauce to serve.


Tip: For easy cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces beef, 1-1/2 tablespoons sauce, and 1 bun
301 calories; protein 28.1g; carbohydrates 27.8g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 8.3g; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 68.5mg; vitamin a iu 173.3IU; vitamin c 3.2mg; folate 15.6mcg; calcium 116.9mg; iron 3.6mg; magnesium 31mg; potassium 458.4mg; sodium 429.8mg.

3 lean meat, 2 starch