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slow cooker beef brisket

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With bold ingredients, this Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is very flavorful! Moist, tender and versatile, this is a great cut of meat to enjoy!

yield 4 -5 lbs. brisket
prep time 10 Min
cook time 6 Hr 10 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker beef brisket

  • 2 lg
    dried pasilla-ancho chile pods, stemmed, seeded and soaked
  • 2 lg
    guajillo peppers, stemmed, seeded and soaked
  • 1 lg
    red onion, roughly chopped
  • 4-5 lb
    beef brisket or chuck roast
  • ground himalayan sea salt, as needed
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil, or as needed
  • 6 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp
    chipotle purée
  • 1/4 c
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried mexican oregano (substitute oregano)
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    low-sodium beef broth, divided

How To Make slow cooker beef brisket

  • 1
    Place dried peppers in a bowl and fill with boiling water to cover. Soak 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cover bottom of the slow cooker with chopped onions, set aside.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add oil. Season brisket generously on all sides with salt and pepper, and when oil is hot, place meat in the pan; quickly sear it on all sides, about 1 ½ minutes per side. Transfer brisket to the slow cooker on top of the onions; set aside.
  • 3
    In the jar of a blender, add peppers, garlic, chipotle purée, lime juice, chipotle chili pepper, ground cumin, oregano and brown sugar. Process for 30 seconds before slowly pouring in ½ cup beef broth; blend until smooth, scraping the sides of the jar if needed.
  • 4
    Pour sauce over brisket and spread to cover it. Pour the remaining beef broth around, close the lid and set the timer for 6 hours on High or 9 hours on Low. When time is up, serve immediately or proceed with your recipe.
  • 5
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