Easy Recipes: Crockpot BBQ Brisket

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Back in the Fall we split the meat of a grass-fed Angus bull with three other families. We are just about out of beef, but one of things we had left was a brisket.

My husband sat it out to thaw and was going to throw it on the grill. I had a better idea. One that require zero babysitting. Let’s pop it in the crockpot!

Remember, anything that can be cooked in the oven can be cooked in your slowcooker. It is so easy and requires no attention.  (Check out all of my easy recipes for more meal planning inspiration!)

Let me tell you how I did it.

crockpot bbq brisket



  • 3-5 lb brisket
  • 1 jar of your favorite BBQ sauce

I have no step by step photos but this really is super easy.

You are going to want to use a 6 qt oval crockpot. Preferably one with a timer.

Place the thawed brisket in the crock. Smother it with your favorite jar of BBQ sauce. I like to use a brand that has no high fructose corn syrup.

Pop the lid on it and cook it on low for 12+ hours. Once it is done move it to warm until you are ready to serve.

how to make crockpot bbq brisket


When you’re ready to serve it use two forks to shred it in the crockpot and stir it well into the remaining BBQ juices in the crock.

We served it on hamburger buns to make BBQ sandwiches.

I also served it with Trader Joe’s baked beans and Brussels sprouts cooked in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic.





how to make brisket in the slow cooker


This also served well with fruit and chips.

Freeze what is leftover for another meal down the road.




  1. The hubs would love this! Thanks for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot!

  2. we love brisket. I will have to make it very soon. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  3. Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms. Did you know that if you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then Tip Junkie readers can favorite it which instantly bookmarks it so they can find it later? {Whoohoo!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

  4. Hi Crystal,
    I just pinned your awesome BBQ Brisket! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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