Ginger ale, herbs, spices, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, liquid smoke and a slab of meat equal tender and juicy slow cooker smoky beef brisket.
Course Main Course
Keyword Beef, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 7hours50minutes
Author Connie Veneracion
1.2 to 1.5kilogramsbeef brisketin one piece
1largeonionpeeled and thinly sliced
For the smoky barbecue sauce
1tablespoonground black pepper
3tablespoonsground white pepper
½cupspicy grainy mustardwe used homemade
¼cupdark brown sugarfirmly packed
¾ to 1tablespoonliquid smokethe amount depending on the actual weight of the brisket
Spread the onion slices to completely cover the bottom of the slow cooker bowl.
Rinse the brisket, pat dry with paper towels and lay on top of the onion slices.
Place the rock salt, thyme, oregano and basil in a spice grinder or food processor. Process until powdered.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the processed salt and herbs with the rest of the ingredients for the sauce until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
Pour the sauce over the meat.
Set the slow cooker on LOW and cook the brisket for 7 and 1/2 hours.
Remove the bowl from the cooker and let the brisket cool slowly to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Line a baking tray with foil and spray with oil. Alternatively, line the tray with non-stick baking paper or a silicone mat.
Lift the brisket and lay on the prepared baking tray.
Strain the sauce into a sauce pan. Boil, uncovered, until reduced to the consistency of syrup. DO NOT wait until too thick; it thickens as it cools.
Brush the reduced sauce on every exposed surface of the brisket.
Bake the beef brisket at 400F for about 10 minutes or until the sauce is lightly caramelized.
Transfer the brisket to a cutting board, slice and serve with the remaining sauce on the side.
My first time to cook Texas-style beef brisket. But the moment I started slicing the meat, I already knew it was going to be superb. And it was. We went to meat heaven.It all started with Young Sheldon. You know, the spin-off from The Big Bang Theory. In Episode 7 of Season 1, Meemaw refuses to give George her brisket recipe which, apparently, was to die for. That piqued my interest. Texas-style beef brisket is traditionally slow cooked in a smoker. Ten to fourteen hours. We don't have a smoker but we have a slow cooker and a bottle of liquid smoke. They did the trick.