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.

Shannon :)
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; 24.1 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 1194 mg sodium. 19.4 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2007
I did not like this at all. The liquid smoke over powered the entire flavor. I tried to put it on a roll to dilute some of that taste it didn t work. I wouldn't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2007
This turned out so gooooood. After reading the reviews I made the recipe as written and have to wonder if maybe the reviews stating the liquid smoke was overpowering maybe used a smaller cut than called for. This turned out great for us and is a great come home to meal after a busy day at work. Thanks so much for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2007
This was really really good! We cooked it for about 8 hours and then cut it up and put it back in with the sauce for a bit before serving. The rub is very spicy so it helps to mix it in with the bbq sauce before serving. I made it just as written and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
Perfect as is!!! Wouldn't change a thing! Thanks to Shannon for a WONDERFUL recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2007
I would give this recipe more than 5 stars if I could. This brisket is absolutely delicious with the added benefit of being so easy to prepare in the slow cooker. What a wonderful meal to come home to after a long day. Thanks Shannon for sharing. This is one recipe that will be going in my favorites box.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
My husband will only eat brisket when it's done in the slow cooker so this was ideal. I had some trouble finding liquid smoke but it was worth the bother. I've never used it before and it definitely added to the taste. I know I've got a winner when my picky daughter asks for seconds. I'll make this again without a doubt. Thankyou Shannon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
Made this for a football party on Sunday and doubled it. Every last bit was gone. I did not add the BBQ sauce to the slow cooker because I had different types of sauce (Memphis honey Kansas City etc.) out for everyone to make their own favorite. I also made it Saturday shredded the meat and put it in a foil pan. I put the juices in a separate container to refrigerate overnight. On game day I took the fat off the juices and added them to the foil pan. Put the covered pan in a 250 degree oven and slowly warmed it up. It was fabulous. I am making it again next week for a different party and will do it with one sauce and add it to the cooker this time. I am sure it will be just as good. Thanks for an unbelievably easy and TASTY recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2007
I did not like this at all. The liquid smoke over powered the entire flavor. I tried to put it on a roll to dilute some of that taste it didn t work. I wouldn't make this again. Read More
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