Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

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Not the prettiest dish I have ever served, but incredibly delicious and tender. And the perfect balance of salty and sweet. I love brisket and don’t make it enough. And I don’t know why, it’s so easy. Sure, it takes a long time to make – but it is hands off time. You do need to start this the morning before you want to serve it. Which makes it perfect to get it going while you are making dinner one night, (a little bit extra work is just fine with me, especially when I know that it means nothing to do for dinner the next night) and finish it up when you are ready to serve it. I like to serve this with roasted potatoes and some greens.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

3 onions, sliced
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
6 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups beef stock
1 cup ketchup
1 cup Heinz chili sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 (8 to 10 pound) brisket

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil and onions. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Add the spices and cook for two minutes more.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

In a large bowl, whisk together beef stock, ketchup, chili sauce, and brown sugar.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Put the brisket in the slow cooker insert. Cover with the onions.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Pour the sauce over.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Cook on LOW for 10 hours.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Transfer the brisket and all of the juices to a large baking dish (I kept mine in the insert). Chill overnight. An hour before you are ready to serve, preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Scrape off any fat that has solidified.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Slice the brisket into 1/2 inch slices.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

Blend the onions and sauce if you like a smoother sauce.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket recipe

This recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket

Yield: serves 6 to 8

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Brisket - My slow cooker lets you saute in the insert, so this is an all in one meal. Set it and let the slow cooker do the work. Sweet and tangy and cuts with a butter knife tender.

Ingredients

  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (8 to 10 pound) brisket

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil and onions. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the spices and cook for two minutes more.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together beef stock, ketchup, chili sauce, and brown sugar.
  3. Put the brisket in the slow cooker insert. Cover with onions and pour the sauce over. Cook on LOW for 10 hours.
  4. Transfer the brisket and all of the juices to a large baking dish. Chill overnight. An hour before you are ready to serve, preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Scrape off any fat that has solidified.
  5. Slice the brisket into 1/2 inch slices.
  6. Blend the onions and sauce if you like a smoother sauce.
  7. Place the brisket back into the baking dish and cover with sauce. Cover with foil and reheat until heated through. The edges will be bubbly.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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13 Comments

  • This looks so good! I’ve never tried brisket in the slow cooker before. Must make this!

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  • OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My son and I were talking about making brisket and I have not made it in years because I could not find a good recipe Nor did I think of cooking it in a slow cooker….(which by the way I started recently using again , Thanks to you and all the BLOG LADIES AMAZINGGGGGGGG recipes). This is the recipe worthy of beef brisket Thank You Bree……… Love your site……….Nina

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  • Looks incredible Bree! Brisket always seemed a little intimidating to me, so I’m definitely going to have to try this! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

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    • I don’t recommend it. The fat needs to solidify and be removed or it will be really fatty.

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  • It was a bit of a daunting task for me as I rarely make brisket. However, I really loved making this recipe, and the outcome was absolutely delicious. Thanks for putting this together, Bree!

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    • You are very welcome. I think that brisket seems like it would be hard, but is actually very little effort.

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