Slow Cooker Texas Smoked Beef Brisket


Cook brisket in a crockpot with this wonderful and very easy recipe that's great on those really busy days. The recipe can be increased for a large group or downsized for 2 people. It reminds me of summers in Texas.

mid angle looking into sliced beef brisket with onions, soaking in all the juices
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 50 mins


Brisket Rub:

  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika

  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ pounds beef brisket

Barbeque Sauce:

  • ¾ cup barbeque sauce

  • ¼ cup water (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • ½ onion, sliced into rings


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make slow cooker Texas smoked beef brisket.

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  2. Prepare brisket rub: Mix paprika, pepper, salt, brown sugar, chili powder, and cumin together in a bowl; rub evenly over brisket. Put brisket in a large, resealable plastic bag; refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.

    Rub brisket rub evenly over the brisket.

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  3. When ready to cook, prepare barbeque sauce: Stir barbeque sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke together in the bottom of a slow cooker.

  4. Remove brisket from the refrigerator and take out of the bag. Lay brisket in sauce in the slow cooker and arrange onions over top.

    Once barbecue sauce is layered on the bottom of the slow cooker, add brisket and onions.

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  5. Cook on Low until brisket is very tender, 6 to 7 hours.

    Brisket cooked until tender.

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  6. Rest brisket 10 minutes before slicing or shredding; serve with sauce from the slow cooker.

    mid angle looking into sliced beef brisket with onions, soaking in all the juices
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
16g Fat
29g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 3521mg 153%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 557mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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