My dad used to make this in his deli in New England and it was the menu's top seller. Easy to make in the slow cooker and the best gravy ever!

Nicki
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place brisket fat side up into slow cooker, sprinkle garlic powder on top and rub ketchup generously into brisket. Add onion slices all around and on top of meat, add enough water to coat the bottom of the cooker.

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  • Cook on Low, all day, for the most tender brisket you will ever eat.

  • For gravy, remove brisket from the slow cooker, and increase temperature to High. Mix flour with 1/4 cup water, add to pot, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

201.7 calories; 12 g protein; 2.6 g carbohydrates; 46.6 mg cholesterol; 72.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
This was the first time I've made brisket, and it came out wonderful! The only tip for those of you whose meat dried out: check how it is looking after about 3-4 hours. I cut the meat up at this point, against the grain, and added it back to the pot. After another 2 hours or so simmering in the juice, it was tender, and the sauce was great on wide egg noodles. A keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2005
Nicki The brisket was cooked in a crockpot for 9 hours and prepared exactly what the recipe called for. I did however have to made adjustments because I made it for 5 people only. It had a very good flavor but it was very tough. What did I do wrong? Or could it have been just the brisket? It was a 1.50 Lancaster Brand Brisket. Please let me know because I would like to make it again soon. Thanks Nancy P. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2004
This was the first time I've made brisket, and it came out wonderful! The only tip for those of you whose meat dried out: check how it is looking after about 3-4 hours. I cut the meat up at this point, against the grain, and added it back to the pot. After another 2 hours or so simmering in the juice, it was tender, and the sauce was great on wide egg noodles. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2005
Nicki The brisket was cooked in a crockpot for 9 hours and prepared exactly what the recipe called for. I did however have to made adjustments because I made it for 5 people only. It had a very good flavor but it was very tough. What did I do wrong? Or could it have been just the brisket? It was a 1.50 Lancaster Brand Brisket. Please let me know because I would like to make it again soon. Thanks Nancy P. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
ALWAYS turns out wonderful! Had not tried cooking Brisket although loved eating it as always sounded complicated to make until I found this recipe. Always tender and so simple and economical to make. Can't say enough about how easy and GREAT this recipe is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
used sweet baby ray's hot and spicy bbq sauce instead of ketchup and gave it a little kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
This is the perfect base for pot roast sandwiches. For better color and flavor brown the brisket on the stovetop before placing in the crockpot. An hour before done I added some sliced onions cubed red potatoes and chunked carrots to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
The gravy to this was awesome! I took the advice of one reviewer and sliced the meat after 3/4 hours. I also added beef broth (just enough to cover the beef) at that point to make certain it would not dry out. this gravy is a keeper-I am going to try it on other meat such as roast beef and pot roast. I think this recipe should also be listed under "gravy"!FABULOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2005
When I was preparing this unusual recipe my husband was watching..after I poured the ketchup on and rubbed it all over the meat he looked horrified and exclaimed "If you don't feel like cooking just say so!" I laughed and told him this was the recipe. Boy was this ever good and so simple. It had a great flavor and was a change from the usual crock pot roast. Thanks for a good laugh and a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
Added Tony Cacheres (I live in Southern Louisiana we have to have more spice)And extra salt and pepper to taste and cornstarch to desired consistancy. They were right gravy is to die for and excellent with hawaiian rolls or whatever bread you have handy. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
I took this recipe and sort of ran with it. I used 1 can of condensed tomato soup with two and a half cans of water instead of ketchup 1 packet of onion soup dip mix a few healthy shakes of worcestershire sauce and garlic salt. I also added baby red potatoes and coarsely chopped carrots. At the end I took out all of the meat and vegetables and added two tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with a dash of cold water to make some great gravy. Good luck! Read More
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