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Root Beer Brisket

slow cooker root beer brisket recipeDid you know that I have a brand spankin’ new Facebook page? I do. It is so cute, it hurts.

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Yesterday on my Facebook page, I mentioned that I was in a cooking mood, and that I was busting things out of my kitchen. Before 10am, I had already made 3 things. I mentioned that I was making this root beer brisket. I got quite a few requests for the recipe. As much as I would like to, I don’t blog everything that I cook at home. In fact, I don’t even blog some of the things that I make with the intention of blogging them. But, that being said, if you ask me for a recipe, I try my hardest to give it to you. What can I say? I am a people-pleaser. And if we were not having a conversation about it on Facebook, you would not be seeing it here today, (or in such a timely manner might I add). This brisket really was delicious, and worth being shared. So, come on over. Like me. Because I really like you, and I want to get to know you better.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipe1 (3 1/2 pound) brisket, trimmed
salt and pepper
1 onion, sliced
1 (4-ounce) can tomato paste
1 cup barbecue sauce (I like Stubb’s Sweet Heat)
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups root beer

slow cooker root beer brisket recipeTrim your brisket if it has a lot of fat. Season well with salt and pepper. Both sides.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipeAdd the brisket to a very hot pan. Brown on both sides. My slow cooker has a browning feature, so I can do it directly in my slow cooker. The lazy girl in me loves that I do not have to dirty an extra pan.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipeTransfer the brisket to your slow cooker. Cover the top with sliced onions.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipeMix together tomato paste, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon, garlic, and brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipePour the sauce over the brisket.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipePour over root beer.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipeCover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

slow cooker root beer brisket recipeFrom here, you can slice and serve. Maybe a potato or a vegetable? This makes enough for at least two meals in my house, maybe even three. Tonight, I am going to shred the leftovers and make a barbecue beef sandwich. This is incredibly versatile. I have even used leftovers for crazy good tacos. It reminds me of my Passover Brisket, but less sweet.

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Root Beer Brisket


Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2 pound) brisket, trimmed
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 (4-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (I like Stubb’s Sweet Heat)
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups root beer

Instructions

  1. Trim your brisket if it has a lot of fat. Season well with salt and pepper. Both sides.
  2. Add the brisket to a very hot pan. Brown on both sides. My slow cooker has a browning feature, so I can do it directly in my slow cooker. The lazy girl in me loves that I do not have to dirty an extra pan.
  3. Transfer the brisket to your slow cooker. Cover the top with sliced onions.
  4. Mix together tomato paste, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon, garlic, and brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the sauce over the brisket.
  6. Pour over root beer.
  7. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  8. Slice and serve.

 

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  1. Blog is the New Black

    April 20th, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I love the idea of using root beer in recipes like this!

  2. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    It wasn’t too sweet either. I was afraid that it would be, but it was perfect.

  3. Henry

    September 15th, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I don’t think we have root beer in Australia what substitute could I use. We have a ginger beer soft drink.

    Henry

  4. bakedbree

    September 16th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    That would work well, root beer is sassafras soda.

  5. Audrea

    April 20th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Your slow cooker makes this root beer-spiced meal deliciously tender and easy to prepare. Bonus! You’ll have enough leftover meat for delicious sandwiches.

  6. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Yes Andrea, I love easy and delicious.

  7. Deborah

    April 20th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    This sounds so delicious – and easy doesn’t hurt, either!

  8. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Nope, it sure doesn’t.

  9. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    April 20th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    This looks fantastic! I’ve been making my dad and sister meals almost every Wednesday and a couple Mondays because my mom is always out of town for work and I find it nice to sit at the table and eat a nice dinner. And I especially love slow cooker recipes because things get way better the longer you cook them and if I put them in right before I go to school, the food is all ready for dinner 🙂

    And your new facebook page is absolutely wonderful and beautiful, and cute! :3

  10. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    That is what I like the best about it too. Makes life so much easier. This also has leftovers which taste even better the next day.

  11. amanda @ fake ginger

    April 20th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Root beer and brisket = two of my favorite things! Love this!

  12. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Me too Amanda! It was also crazy easy. Love starting something in the morning and coming home to a delicious meal after a crazy day.

  13. Jen

    April 20th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Looks so good-I’m going to try this. Do you have hints for slicing correctly? Thanks!!

  14. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Slice against the grain. And I like thinner slices, but that is just a matter of preference.

  15. Sarah

    April 20th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I like this idea very much. 😀

  16. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I like that you like it.

  17. Teri C

    April 22nd, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    It’s in my crockpot right now and smells great! Had some short ribs cooked this way at a place in Missouri and they were awesome!

  18. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Hope that you like it! I love short ribs, I bet this would be a great way to cook them. Thank you for the great idea!

  19. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    April 22nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Oh my gosh. That looks glorious! What I miss most about Texas is brisket. When my parents come to pick me up from the airport, I always request that they bring me two brisket sandwiches in a dinner roll. Yours looks wonderful!

    And I love your new Facebook page. 🙂

  20. bakedbree

    April 26th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Really? That is funny. My husband does the same thing with Lexington style BBQ.

  21. Josephine

    December 20th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Hi I am going to make this tomorrow night, it looks delicious! I was just wondering if I could add carrots and potatoes into the crock with the brisket (I am new to crock pot cooking) or would I need to add more of all the ingredients? Thanks =)

  22. bakedbree

    December 24th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    You can add it, but I wouldn’t add them until about the last hour.

  23. Brittney

    March 6th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Hello I was wondering why you brown the brisket first? I have cooked a brisket in the crockpot a lot and have never done that. Thanks

  24. bakedbree

    March 6th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    It develops the flavor. I brown all of my meats before I put them in the crockpot.

  25. Bonnie

    March 9th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Looks great, but can you do it in the oven in a roaster pan, or in a pot with cover on top of the stove?

  26. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Sure!

  27. claudia

    November 16th, 2013 at 7:31 am

    If I do a 13.3 pound brisket in the oven…how much more of the ingredients should I go up? Also how long should it be placed in the oven, under what temp?

  28. bakedbree

    November 17th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I have never made a brisket that big, so I am just guessing here, but at least 3 times the amount of ingredients. Temp would be the same, but the cooking time will be longer. How much longer, I am not sure. Cook until it is fork tender.

  29. Kathy Knox

    November 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    What I thought was rootbeer was really cream soda, so fingers cross I won’t have an epic fail. I really need to wear my glasses now that my eyes are over 40!

  30. bakedbree

    December 1st, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I bet that it was great.

  31. Aurora

    February 4th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    This sounds great! I am going to definitely give this recipe a shot. Any tips on making sure the brisket comes out tender and not hard to chew?

  32. bakedbree

    February 4th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Make sure you cook it long enough. Low and slow.

  33. Lisa

    October 3rd, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I am attempting to make this for dinner, it’s in my slow cooker. I hope it comes out good. I love cooking. Thanks!

  34. bakedbree

    October 6th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Me too!

  35. Tricia

    October 14th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    What are good alternatives for a cheaper cut of beef? Could we use chuck?

  36. bakedbree

    October 16th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I don’t see why not.

  37. Susan

    December 19th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I made this last night in the oven instead of the slow cooker. It came out amazing. It was a huge hit w my family for a Hanukkah dinner. My parents, my husband and my son all couldn’t get enough! I think you started a new tradition! Thank you!

  38. bakedbree

    December 19th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I am so glad! Happy Hanukkah!

  39. Debra

    September 29th, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    What temp and duration would a 7lb brisket in the oven be?

  40. bakedbree

    October 1st, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Same temp, probably longer time.

  41. Mike

    November 11th, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Is that a 6 oz. can of paste?

  42. bakedbree

    November 15th, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Yes.

  43. Amanda

    December 30th, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I made this today and it was a huge hit. I’d never done a brisket before and was quite nervous, but this was delicious and cooked perfectly. The sauce turned into a perfect thinned out barbecue sauce, not watery at all. Great recipe!

  44. bakedbree

    January 3rd, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Brisket is so easy, no need to be nervous! I am glad that you liked it so much.

  45. Chava

    September 14th, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Hi. Looks awesome. I am terrified of preparing meat but I want to give it a shot. I don’t have a slow cooker. What temperature should I use in the oven? How long? Covered the whole time or uncover part? Which function of the oven – roast, bake…? Thanks for your help!

  46. bakedbree

    September 19th, 2017 at 3:12 am

    325°, covered, and about an hour per pound.

  47. Donna

    September 17th, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    You never said
    What temperature to set the oven on

  48. bakedbree

    September 19th, 2017 at 3:10 am

    325.

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