Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat that requires low heat, long cook times, and plenty of moisture to completely break it down into tender and succulent pieces. As you might imagine, there's no better place for it to go than inside a slow cooker. Of course, there are a few more tricks you can pull to get even better results, and the recipes below will help you get the most out of your brisket.
1. Slow Cooker Brisket And Gravy
Watch your brisket become so tender it falls apart into chunks on its own, with this delightful slow cooker brisket and gravy recipe. Sit back and let the Worcestershire sauce do the heavy lifting, while the beef broth slowly melts away even the chewiest brisket into the most tender morsels.
Full Recipe: Watch how to make slow cooker beef brisket and gravy
2. Classic Slow Cooker Beef Brisket
There may be a lot of spices to gather in this recipe, but it will bring back fond memories in the classic spice rub that helps build this dish. The trick in this recipe though, is the use of red wine and red wine vinegar to make your brisket extra tender.
Full Recipe: How to make classic beef brisket in a slow cooker
3. Slow Cooker Corned Beef And Cabbage
Corned beef is basically brined beef brisket. Adding the cabbage at the end, with the head intact and in wedges keeps this recipe traditional, but the sauce in this recipe perfects the meal.
Full Recipe: How to make slow cooker corned beef and cabbage
4. Slow Cooker Corned Beef Sandwich
Serve this corned beef and cabbage sandwich filling on a piece of rye bread with a beer for an intensely flavorful and satisfying beef brisket lunch.
While beef brisket is one of our favorite cuts of beef to prepare in the slow cooker, it's just one of many "budget cuts" that are perfectly suited to be prepared in your slow cooker. If you're looking for more of these economical options, check out our favorite slow cooker cuts of meat below.