Making barbecue brisket for a crowd is easy, thanks to this set-it-and-forget-it slow-cooker technique.


3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon celery salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 to 5 lb fresh beef brisket (not corned beef)

1 1/2 cups ketchup

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

3/4 cup low-sodium beef, chicken or vegetable broth or water


1.  In small bowl, mix brown sugar, chipotle chili powder, cumin, celery salt, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

2.  Spray inside of 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place brisket in slow cooker; rub mixture all over brisket.

3.  In another small bowl, mix 3/4 cup of the ketchup, the apple cider vinegar, onion and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over brisket along with broth.

4.  Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in center of brisket reads 160°F.

5.  Transfer brisket to cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, add remaining 3/4 cup ketchup to sauce in slow cooker; stir to combine.

6.  Thinly slice brisket; transfer to serving plate. Spoon sauce over top.

Nutritional Info
Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 330, Calories from Fat 110 Total Fat 12 g 18% Saturated Fat 4 1/2 g 22% Trans Fat 1/2 g Cholesterol 115 mg 38% Sodium 850 mg 35% Potassium 500 mg 14% Total Carbohydrate 16 g 5% Dietary Fiber 0 g 0% Sugars 12 g Protein 40 g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 4% Iron 25% Exchanges: 0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat; *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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Preparation MethodSlow Cook
Preparation Time6 HR 10 MIN
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