Layered Brisket Dinner with Tangy Mustard Sauce


Perfectly seasoned red potatoes and baby carrots accompany this filling brisket dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs
8 servings


Tangy Mustard Sauce

  • ½ cup light sour cream

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon snipped fresh thyme (Optional)

Layered Brisket

  • 1 (3 pound) fresh beef brisket

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound baby red or yellow potatoes, halved if large

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby carrots (2 cups)

  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Snipped fresh thyme (Optional)


  1. Prepare Tangy Mustard Sauce: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mustard, Italian seasoning and if desired, thyme. Cover and chill in refrigerator.

  2. Prepare Layered Brisket: Trim fat from brisket. Place brisket in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker (see Tip). In a small bowl, stir together the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Pour over brisket, turning brisket to coat both sides.

  3. On a 20x18-inch sheet of heavy foil place the potatoes, carrots and onion. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Bring up long sides of foil and fold to seal. Roll up short sides of foil to enclose. If necessary, manipulate foil packet to fit in cooker, making sure the brisket is completely covered with the foil packet.

  4. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours.

  5. Remove foil packet and brisket from cooker. Using two forks, shred brisket or slice the meat. Carefully open the foil packet to avoid getting burned by escaping steam. Serve meat and vegetables with Tangy Mustard Sauce. If desired, before serving, sprinkle with additional snipped fresh thyme.


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 (per serving)

273 Calories
11g Fat
15g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g 53%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 5141IU 103%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 46mg 11%
Potassium 808mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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