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Slow cooker brisket sliced and topped with sauce, served with vegetables.
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Slow Cooker Brisket

This slow cooker brisket is beef simmered with vegetables and seasonings in the crockpot until it is fall-apart tender. A simple yet satisfying comfort food classic that's great for feeding a crowd!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beef brisket, crockpot brisket, slow cooker brisket
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 414kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 beef brisket 3 1/2 - 4 pounds, I prefer the flat cut
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 3/4 cup carrot peeled, quartered and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup celery sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 5 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Season the brisket on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the brisket in the pan. Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • Coat a large oval slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Place the brisket in the slow cooker along with the onion, carrot, celery, Italian seasoning, garlic, bay leaf, beef broth and ketchup. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove the meat from the crockpot. Strain the liquid into a saucepan.
  • Place the pan on the stove over high heat and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Place 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch.
  • Add the cornstarch to the saucepan. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  • Shred the brisket or slice it against the grain. Pour the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2080IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 5mg