This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen possible! This Slow Cooker “Smoked” Brisket recipe is an easy way to get that smoked flavor you want when you don’t have a grill or smoker.
Happy Hump Day my fab foodie friends!
We are smack into the grilling season here in Western Washington. From now, until September, if it isn’t prepared on the grill, or in the smoker, it just isn’t happening.
That is, of course, because the other 8 to 9 months are cold, windy, rainy, and just no fun for people that love to grill.
I don’t know about you, but I love beef, and grilled or smoked beef is my favorite way to prepare/eat it.
I can’t wait to go back, or maybe head to Texas for that yummy Texas BBQ!
What is your favorite kind of BBQ?
Now, let’s address the elephant in the room, shall we?
I know many of you are probably cursing me saying that it this not a truly smoked brisket if it is done in the slow cooker, and that is technically true, but I didn’t have a grill for a while, so when I craved smoked meat I had to come up with an alternative way to get that flavor. I lived in an apartment that had a super sensitive smoke detector, so an indoor smoker wasn’t something I could do.
Plus, I had some girlfriends that were not interested in giving grilling a shot but wanted that smoke flavor.
So I tinkered around and came up with this recipe.
I will tell you that Kevin, who doesn’t even feel like gas grilling is true grilling, loves this.
Color me all kinds of shocked!
And I mean, look at that hunk o’ meat right there 👇
If that isn’t yum I don’t know what is!
OK, let’s talk about beef for just a minute.
Y’all know that I want to bring you the best of everything. That is why I choose to partner with only brands that I believe in and use myself.
Certified Angus Beef ® brand is exactly that!
I mean, you could make a brisket in a smoker, on a grill, or in the slow cooker but, if it isn’t good beef it won’t be the delicious treat that your taste buds are craving.
You will see “Angus beef” in markets and restaurants all across the United States and that is due, in part, to the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. But there are some very important differences.
Angus is a breed of black cattle, not a brand or quality specification unto itself.
There are no quality requirements other than the cattle are Angus.
Other Angus labels might require their own standards or none at all.
May represent any USDA grade or none at all.
Angus beef that do not meet Certified Angus Beef ® brand quality standards may be marketed by other brands
There are more than 100 copycat programs on the market today.
Certified Angus Beef ® brand
A brand that starts with Angus cattle.
Meets 10 strict quality standards.
Standards are more strict than USDA Choice, or Prime beef.
Only 3 out of every 10 Angus cattle meet the brand’s high standards.
The original brand of premium beef, available since 1978.
Offers unparalleled product tracking from harvest, to the table, to ensure integrity.
So, as you can see, not all beef is created equal, or tastes the same, and taste is what it is all about right?
Now, go out, grab yourself a Certified Angus Beef ® brand brisket, and get your smoke on, however you do it!
Yield: 6 to 8 servingsAuthor: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Slow Cooker “Smoked” Brisket
You don’t have to have a grill to get that smoke flavor. Give your slow cooker a try. It is so easy to make and so good!
Combine all of the rub ingredients in a small bowl or mason jar. Stir, or shake, to combine well.
Trim brisket of any large amounts of fat
Place the brisket on a large sheet of tin foil and cover both sides well with the rub. Sprinkle the liquid smoke over the meat and then wrap it tightly in the tin foil. Place in the refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours.
Remove the wrapped roast from the refrigerator, making sure the foil is still tightly wrapped around the brisket.
Place in a 6-quart slow cooker and close the lid. Cook on low for 10 hours (I cook mine overnight).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Carefully remove the brisket from the slow cooker and place on a baking sheet. Save the juices in the slow cooker
Baste the brisket well with some of the juices from the slow cooker and place in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove the brisket from the oven and carefully turn it over, baste with more juices and return to the oven for 10 more minutes.
Remove the brisket from the oven and set aside.
Meanwhile, add all of the ingredients for the BBQ sauce to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Let cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Slice the brisket against the grain and place slices on a piece of the Texas toast, or toasted sandwich roll. Drizzle with BBQ sauce and place another piece of Texas toast on top.
Serve with coleslaw, potato salad, or your favorite BBQ side.
Store leftover BBQ Sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….