Busy Day Barbeque Brisket

Busy Day Barbeque Brisket

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Shannon :) 109

"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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8 h 10 m servings 370 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 370 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 1194 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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.
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  1. Combine thyme, paprika, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and cumin in a small bowl; set aside. Rub brisket all over with liquid smoke, then rub with spice mixture.
  2. Pour Worcestershire and barbeque sauces into a slow cooker; place beef on top. Cover, and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours, until fork tender.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 421 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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 ...

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 exact...

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...

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 th...

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...

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...

My husband will only eat brisket when it's done in the slow cooker, so this was ideal. I had some trouble finding liquid smoke but it was worth the bother. I've never used it before and it defin...

We enjoyed the heck out of your recipe, Shannon! It was a very busy day for us, and we came home to such a DELICIOUS meal.

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