Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

cbowen76 3

"Very easy, tender, and tasty brisket. For a small brisket, use 1 jar pickles. Be sure to trim brisket well. Dump in the dill pickle spears, juice and all! Just trust me on this one; the pickles cook down to almost nothing and the juice makes the meat super-tender!"

Ingredients 6 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 274 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1119 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place brisket in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour dill pickle spears and pickle juice over the beef; add barbeque sauce.
  2. Cook on High until beef shreds easily with 2 forks, about 6 hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours.
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  1. 6 Ratings


Oh my goosh,,, this was the best Brisket I've ever eaten and the easy way to fix. It was a big hit with my family,,I'll be using this recipe from now on.. Loved It!!! Thank You So very much

Laura Angell

Great recipe!!! I added one cup of homemade spaghetti sauce!! Was amazing!! Spooned leftover sauce over rice!! Tasted great!! Thank you!!

Papa Jeff

Didn't change a thing - everyone loved it. It fed 10 people and many had seconds, some had thirds. One slight variation: I used sliced dill pickles because there were some kids who don't like to see anything they don't expect in their food. I strained out what pickles were left and chopped them into invisibility! Fooled them ;) Clever Papa!