Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket Recipe -
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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

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"Very easy, tender, and tasty brisket. For a small brisket, use 1 jar pickles. Be sure to trim brisket well. Dump in the dill pickle spears, juice and all! Just trust me on this one; the pickles cook down to almost nothing and the juice makes the meat super-tender!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place brisket in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour dill pickle spears and pickle juice over the beef; add barbeque sauce.
  2. Cook on High until beef shreds easily with 2 forks, about 6 hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Reviews More Reviews

Jun 22, 2013

Oh my goosh,,, this was the best Brisket I've ever eaten and the easy way to fix. It was a big hit with my family,,I'll be using this recipe from now on.. Loved It!!! Thank You So very much

Aug 08, 2014

Great recipe!!! I added one cup of homemade spaghetti sauce!! Was amazing!! Spooned leftover sauce over rice!! Tasted great!! Thank you!!


7 Ratings

Jul 09, 2014

Didn't change a thing - everyone loved it. It fed 10 people and many had seconds, some had thirds. One slight variation: I used sliced dill pickles because there were some kids who don't like to see anything they don't expect in their food. I strained out what pickles were left and chopped them into invisibility! Fooled them ;) Clever Papa!

Aug 25, 2015

I am making this for the second time tonight. Brisket is expensive but I LOVE it!!

Aug 12, 2013

I was not really impressed with this recipe. It was okay, but not that good.


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  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1119 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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