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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is tender and flavorful. Beef brisket is mixed with Asian flavors like soy sauce, garlic, ginger and lime juice. Once the beef is done you can either slice or shred it to use in a variety of ways including lettuce wraps or rice bowls. 

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket in bowl

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Slow cooker season has arrive and the Ohio Beef Council and I are here to celebrate. Crocktober is one of my favorite months because my slow cooker is one of my most-used kitchen appliances. 

When we have busy nights during the school year one of the best things is to have dinner in a crockpot cooking. A few that I make time and time again are this Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa, Slow Cooker 4 Ingredient Shredded Beef Tacos and this Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Brisket

I love coming home to a meal that I can quickly get on the table. Today’s Slow Cooker Beef Brisket uses Asian ingredients to infuse flavor into the brisket. When the brisket cooks low and slow in a crockpot it becomes so tender and melts in your mouth. 

I like using the brisket either sliced or shredded in lettuce wraps or in rice bowls. It would also work nicely on a sandwich. 

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket on plate


Beef is a high protein food that is a great option to give you energy and keep you feeling full. And now that it’s beginning to feel (and look!) like autumn in Ohio and thousands of families will begin preparing favorite fall recipes.

Be sure to factor beef into your healthy meal plan each week! A 3-ounce serving of beef provides 10 essential nutrients and about half the daily recommended value of protein, all for less than 200 calories.

Each year, Ohioans spend more than $4 billion on beef to incorporate into healthy recipes. Lean beef is an important part of a healthy diet and research has shown that it can help with maintaining normal cholesterol levels.

Feeding your family a balanced diet with nutrient-rich foods, like beef, will help support their immune system and promote a healthy body. A 3-ounce serving of cooked beef provides 25 grams of protein, which makes it an excellent choice for active families. 

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket in bowl


  • MYTH: Industrial farming has taken the place of family farms and ranches.
    FACT: 97 percent of beef farms are family-owned and operated. Meet one of Ohio’s 17,000 beef farming families at!
  • It takes an entire community of committed people to ensure the beef YOU feed your family is safe, fresh and high-quality. Small business owners, community leaders, animal caretakers, nutritionists and environmentalists all play a key role in producing nutritious beef.
  • Ohio beef farmers all share the same primary goals: 
    • Provide excellent care and nutrition for their cattle
    • Protect the land, air and water surrounding their farms for future generations
    • Produce safe, nutritious beef for families across the state and nation
  • Ohio beef farming families, like the Raines family from Southern Ohio, have a passion for working together to care for their cattle and land. Watch this short video to learn how three generations of the Raines family works together to operate the 1,100-acre beef cattle and crop farm.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with carrots


  • Don’t stress about cooking dinner this Crocktober – leave the hassle to your slow cooker! Pro tip: Set the heat to low, when possible, for the best flavors. Beef prepared in a slow cooker should be cooked to 160 degrees or until fork tender. 
  • Two important rules to slow cooking: Avoid over-crowding. Only fill the slow cooker halfway or 2/3 full with ingredients. Always preheat! Give the slow cooker 20 minutes to warm up before adding ingredients. 
  • Add flavor to your beef by browning it in a skillet before adding to the slow cooker! This adds a deep, caramelized flavor.
  • Use large, tough cuts of beef, like chuck roasts, for slow cooking! The low-temperature, slow-cooking process allows the fat to break down, resulting in a tender, flavorful meal. 

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket on plate

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket in bowl

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is tender and flavorful. Beef brisket is mixed with Asian flavors like soy sauce, garlic, ginger and lime juice. Once the beef is done you can either slice or shred it to use in a variety of ways including lettuce wraps or rice bowls.


  • 3 to 4 pounds beef brisket
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons red chili garlic sauce {I use Huy Fong, Chili Garlic Sauce}, optional for spice
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh-grated ginger
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of matchstick carrots
  • 4 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted peanuts or almonds, chopped (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Remove the brisket from the frdige and let sit on the counter to come to room temperature while you prep your ingredients.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, paprika and the red chili garlic sauce {optional} and stir well.
  3. Rub the spice mixture over the brisket coating all sides.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat brown all sides of the brisket.
  5. Place the brisket in a slow cooker along with the soy sauce, garlic, ginger and lime juice.
  6. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. When the brisket is fork tender either slice the brisket or shred it.
  7. Serve over a rice bowl or in lettuce wraps with onion, carrots, green onion, peanuts and cilantro.


I like to leave the fat on the brisket when I slow cooker it because it helps to create a more tender piece of meat. Once the brisket is cooked you will want to pull the fat out.

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