Recipe by Shannon :)
"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."
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dried thyme leaves
freshly ground black pepper
beef brisket, trimmed of fat
liquid smoke flavoring
1 1/2 cups
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Perfect as is!!! Wouldn't change a thing! Thanks to Shannon for a WONDERFUL recipe!
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. :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Busy Day Barbeque Brisket
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 217
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