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Classic Brisket Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 358
This super juicy and tender BBQ beef brisket recipe with a dry rub AND mouthwatering barbecue sauce is the perfect combination and balance between sweet and spicy. Low and slow in the slow cooker is the perfect way to keep this brisket tender and moist.


  • 3-4 lbs beef brisket
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Beef Brisket Rub

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to preferred spice level)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Combine the rub ingredients and then rub all over the brisket. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Then, combine the ingredients for the BBQ sauce into the slow cooker. Place the brisket into the slow cooker and cook for 8-10 hours on low.
  • Once cooked, place brisket on a tray and pour the liquid into a saucepan. Bring the liquid to a simmer on medium high to high heat and reduce until thickened. While the liquid simmers, drizzle the brisket with olive oil and roast in the oven at 375F for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and baste with the sauce, then return to the oven again and roast for 5-10 minutes. Serve thinly sliced across the grain with the leftover BBQ sauce.
Calories: 358kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4mg