Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
7 Hours 30 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Slow-cooker beef brisket and crunchy fruit salsa make these tacos a perfect blend of savory and sweet.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place bacon and onion in a 6- to 8-qt. slow cooker. Stir together salt and pepper; sprinkle over all sides of brisket. Place brisket in slow cooker.

Step 2

Process broth and next 7 ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds or until smooth; pour mixture over brisket. Cover and cook on LOW 7 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Transfer brisket to a 9- x 13-inch baking dish; cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Step 3

Pour sauce through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a medium saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Stir in vinegar.

Step 4

Coarsely chop brisket; spoon over warm tortillas. Drizzle with sauce, and top with Crunchy Summer Salsa.

Ratings & Reviews

Father's day delite!

June 19, 2017
Fed to menfolk for Father's day today​, and they LOVED it!

great pairing great flavor

July 02, 2015
it took a while to cook in the slow cooker, but when done it was spectacular! yum yum yum-omg-you can't eat just 2! We made the crunchy summer salsa and it was a perfect pairing to the beef

Best. Thing. Ever.

July 19, 2015
We can't make this enough! We serve this with a selection of sliced avocados, crunchy summer salsa, shredded cheese, diced tomato, sour cream, limes, salsa and guacamole and everyone builds their own taco. It is always a hit! Really easy and very yummy! The brisket is very flavorful and could just as easily be served traditionally on a bun with baked beans, slaw and potato salad.

Will definitely make again!

July 27, 2015
Easy to make, absolutely delicious and the slow cooker means you don't have to heat up your kitchen in the summer!  I like spicy food, so I thought they were great as is, but they definitely had a pretty strong kick.  The sauce is AMAZING--basically a hot sauce--so If you want a mild version, I'd probably do 1 chipotle pepper and 1 Tbsp adobe sauce and maybe 1-2 Tbsp tomato paste or ketchup.