Busy Day Barbeque Brisket

Busy Day Barbeque Brisket

295 Reviews 11 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    8 h
  • Ready In

    8 h 10 m
Shannon :)
Recipe by  Shannon :)

“Brisket is rubbed with spices and liquid smoke and then cooked in a slow cooker with barbeque sauce until tender and juicy. This calls for just enough barbecue sauce for that smoky flavor while still allowing the flavor of the meat to come through. Hint: It's even better if you marinate it in the dry rub overnight.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Combine thyme, paprika, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and cumin in a small bowl; set aside. Rub brisket all over with liquid smoke, then rub with spice mixture.
  2. Pour Worcestershire and barbeque sauces into a slow cooker; place beef on top. Cover, and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours, until fork tender.

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My wife made this for me and I asked her to let me review it since I thought it was one of the best dishes that she has made since coming back to the states. This was GREAT. I loved the smokey barbacue taste that she got from a slow cooker. I actually did not believe her when she said she put it in the crockpot. She mixed the liquid smoke with the barbacue sauce and only added the dry rub onto the brisket. She then after six hours took the brisket and put it on a grill pan to get the grill marks then tossed it back into the crockpot with the sauce. This was just fork tender fall apart. Excellent smokey BBQ taste. I honestly thought that she had grilled this on the grill. When I got home she had this outstanding BBQ meal set on the table with candles and it's the best American BBQ meal I've had since being back home. Tomorrow I will be sending her flowers.



I'm still trying to figure out the comment made by another reviewer stating that searing the meat would make this recipe even easier. To me that's an added and wasted step so I cooked this exactly as written with wonderful results. The liquid smoke amount was perfect and did not overpower the dish; only added some incredible flavor. Tender and delicious. Thank you so much Miss Shannon!



When I look at recipes I often look for convenience too. Of course, the ratings help in deciding whether to go for it or not. Crock pot recipes have become my "Busy day" or "Busy week" saviors. I work 40+ hours a week, have a big home, have 3 kids, a husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a house full of family visiting... The point is, I am so thankful for a recipe that not only is Great (as written) but also brings that convenience and peace of mind of having a meal on the table and not just another snack night. I live in Texas and know a little about Brisket. If you like brisket and convenience you will like this as well. Thank you Shannon!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 370 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs
  • 19.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 1194 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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