Slow Cooker Beef Brisket With Beer

Barbecue Brisket
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  • 5 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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This slow cooker beef brisket is cooked with a variety of vegetables and seasonings. Long, slow braising is an excellent way to cook a beef cut like brisket. 

This is a pot roast type of dish with potatoes, carrots, and onions.

What You'll Need

  • lean beef brisket, about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, well trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable. oil
  • 3 carrots, cut in 2-inch chunks
  • 5 small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 large onion, cut in wedges
  • 2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
  • 3/4 cup beer, or use a dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup water

How to Make It

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown brisket on all sides.

Place carrots, onion, and potatoes in slow cooker. Sprinkle tapioca over the vegetables. Add the browned brisket (If brisket is very large, cut in half).

Combine the beer with the remaining ingredients. Pour the mixture over the brisket.

Cover and cook on High for 5 to 6 hours or on LOW for 9 to 11 hours.

The tapioca will thicken the liquid to make its own gravy.

Remove the bay leaf before serving.

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