My husband is The Barbecue King. He can take any piece of meat and smoke it low and slow for a few hours and make it taste like heaven. He creates the best barbecue, and he’s definitely discriminating when it comes to eating other people’s barbecue. Not just any restaurant will do! That’s why I am always a bit intimidated to make barbecue on my own. I’m worried that it won’t be good enough to serve to The King! But you know what? We have had a very cold winter here in Virginia, so Keith has not done a bit of smoking over the past few months. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I pulled out my crock pot and threw together this Slow Cooker Barbecue Brisket. And you know what? The whole family, Keith included, loved it! I felt very accomplished — especially because this recipe is easy peasy.
Now have I convinced you to give this dinner a try? I liked the meat served straight on my plate, but Keith and the boys really enjoyed it served sandwich-style on some buns, topped with the onions and extra sauce from the pot. It’s the perfect taste of summer in the middle of winter!
Slow Cooker Barbecue Brisket
- 2 sweet onions, sliced
- 1 beef brisket (about 3 pounds)
- 1 packet (1 ounce) dry onion soup mix
- 2 cup barbecue sauce
- 12 ounces apple juice or apple cider
- 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
- Sandwich rolls for serving, if desired
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray or use a disposable liner. Place onions in bottom of slower cooker.
- Sprinkle onion soup mix on brisket, rub the seasoning in with your fingers, and then place brisket on top of onions.
- In a small bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, apple juice, and liquid smoke. Pour mixture over brisket.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove brisket to a cutting board and allow to rest for about 10 minutes. Slice meat against the grain. Spoon sauce and onions from pot over the meat. Serve on buns as sandwiches, if desired.
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