Delicious slow-cooked barbecue beef. Served this at a Super Bowl® party and it was a big hit!

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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 the onion and garlic into a large slow cooker. Pour in the ketchup, beer, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke; set aside. Combine the salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, oregano, and brown sugar until evenly blended. Rub the spice mixture all over the beef brisket. Place the brisket into the slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture over top.

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  • Cover, and cook on Low until the beef is easily shredded with two forks, 10 to 12 hours.

  • Remove the beef from the slow cooker, and place into a large bowl. Ladle the fat from the remaining sauce in the slow cooker and discard. Pour about 2 cups of the sauce from the slow cooker into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water, and stir into the simmering sauce. Cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Meanwhile, shred the meat into small pieces using two forks.

  • Pour the thickened sauce and remaining sauce from the slow cooker into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the sauce right in the slow cooker.

  • Stir the shredded beef and pureed sauce together in the slow cooker. Use tongs to serve the beef on the potato buns.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; 15.4 g protein; 35.2 g carbohydrates; 46.6 mg cholesterol; 493.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
This was wonderful! The only thing I left out was the liquid smoke flavoring. I slow cooked it for about 10 hrs. and it was very flavorful and moist. I used whole wheat buns and veggies to complete the meal. I will be making this again... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2013
My husband said it tasted strange. I though it was okay. I'm going to try this again and change something or look into another recipe like this. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
This was wonderful! The only thing I left out was the liquid smoke flavoring. I slow cooked it for about 10 hrs. and it was very flavorful and moist. I used whole wheat buns and veggies to complete the meal. I will be making this again... Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
This was wonderful! The only thing I left out was the liquid smoke flavoring. I slow cooked it for about 10 hrs. and it was very flavorful and moist. I used whole wheat buns and veggies to complete the meal. I will be making this again... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
I decided to make this for our Super Bowl party. I like to cook something easy and it has to have great spices/seasonings to have a wonderful flavor. This was AWESOME! Friends & family walked in the house and loved the smell of the brisket. To sum it up... they licked the crockpot clean and wanted more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
my family also licked the bowl! great recipe:) I even doubled it because I have a hard time finding a 3-4 pound brisket the ones in my store are usually closer to 7 or more AND I'm glad I did because EVERYONE loved it soo much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
A super recipe for Barbecue sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
My husband and I loved this. I didn't quite follow the recipe to the letter. I used Quorn steak strips (a meat substitute) and put all the ingredients into a medium saucepan brought it to a boil and then let it simmer for about 40 minutes. I served it in a tortilla wrap with fresh baby spinach. I'm sure it would be even better with real beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2011
This is AWESOME! Makes the house smell great all day long Just remember (As the recipe says) to put a towel over the top of the blender and hold on tight. I didn't and got a bit of scalding juice on my hand...Ouch!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2011
Unfortunately I had to omit the sugar beer cornstrarch and buns (Atkins) and used zero carb ketchup and this was still amazing straight out of the crockpot. Can't wait to try the original recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
TFirst time ever making Beef Brisket This was Fantastic!!! Will definitely make again! The only thing i didnt put in (because i didnt have it) was the liquid smoke. And I used an entire bottle of beer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2011
Ooooo this was yummy!! I prepared the beef the night before and "marinated" it in the dry rub overnight in my crockpot insert in the fridge. I also made up the bbq sauce the night before cooking. Next morning....placed insert into the slow cooker and poured the sauce over the marinated dry rubbed beef....lid on....set on low and off to work......that made life a lil easier that morning....served on potato rolls and with homemade slaw. Family loved these sandwiches. I also used boneless chuck roast as it was way cheaper than a 4 lb brisket.....this meat was very tender.....thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2013
My husband said it tasted strange. I though it was okay. I'm going to try this again and change something or look into another recipe like this. Read More
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