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Cousin David's Slow Cooker Brisket


"This is a family recipe passed along by my late cousin David. It is so simple...just four ingredients thrown in the slow cooker! Not only is it great to come home to a hot delicious meal...your home will smell wonderful too! It is great with the extra gravy spooned over egg noodles or mashed potatoes."
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10 h 5 m servings 606 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 606 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 46.6 g
  • 72%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 35.6 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 923 mg
  • 37%

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.
  • (-) 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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  1. Place the beef brisket into a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix together the chili sauce, onion soup mix, and garlic powder. Pour over the brisket. Cover, and cook on the Low setting for 8 to 10 hours. Slice the brisket against the grain, and pour the gravy over the slices.


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

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  1. 270 Ratings

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With the diversity of reviews, I almost didn't try this, but it was either a rave or unedible, so I made it. Very glad I did. It is a very tasty dinner that we have enjoyed and will make again ...

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The first time I made this I did not like it at all. It took a lot of brown sugar just to make it edible. The taste was too vinegar-y for me. However, I decided to try again and used half bbq sa...

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With the diversity of reviews, I almost didn't try this, but it was either a rave or unedible, so I made it. Very glad I did. It is a very tasty dinner that we have enjoyed and will make again ...

If I could give this 10 stars, I would. My kids LOVED this. The only reason this recipe doesn't have a solid 5 star rating is because some people used red pepper sauce instead of CHILI sauce. ...

I have eaten brisket made this way since I was a little girl. The only thing my family did was add sliced mushrooms to the rest of the ingrediets. On Jewish holidays Mom would add a kishke to ...

I needed a brisket recipe that I could do in the crock oven space! The flavor was good, and the meat was very, very tender. I cooked the brisket overnight, refrigerated during th...

This is a delicious & simple recipe. My brisket was about one & a half pounds, so I only used one jar of chili sauce. I cooked it for ten hours, and it was fantastic. The leftovers were good ...

Very good. My husband loved it. I served it with carrots and potatoes. I had the chili sauce but didn't have any onion soup mix so in a pinch, I substituted brown gravy mix and added my own s...

This was very good, but I only used 1 bottle of chili sauce, because that's all I had on hand. I am not sure we would have liked it with both bottles. There was plenty of gravy for the mashed ...

Great Recipe!!!! Be sure to use Heinz Chili Sauce. Simple, easy few ingredients. Thanks Cousin David!!

I am making this for the second time! This was a great dish to make ahead of time for a party-- I sliced up the brisket after it cooked - along with the sauce - then showed up to the party wit...