Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
8 Hours
Makes 6 servings

Slow-cooker beef brisket is a wonderfully easy way to prepare this cut of beef.  Serve shredded brisket on top of tortillas with your choice of toppings for a creative taco night.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place first 3 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker.

Step 2

Trim fat from brisket; cut brisket into 3-inch pieces. Rub brisket pieces evenly with 2 tsp. salt and 1 1/2 tsp. chipotle powder, and place on top of vegetables in slow cooker. Top with 1 cup cilantro.

Step 3

Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 8 hours or until brisket pieces shred easily with a fork.

Step 4

Remove brisket from slow cooker, and cool slightly. Using 2 forks, shred meat into bite-size pieces. Serve in flour tortillas with desired toppings and lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

Select a brisket that is uniform in thickness to make shredding the meat easier.

Ratings & Reviews

TriMama's Review

November 02, 2012
Delicious! I added a bottle of beer which I got from another recipe. The beef was really tender and the cilantro and other toppings gave it great zing.

Adapting this for pressure cooker

August 23, 2016
I've made this dish multiple times and just love it. I'd now like to make this in a pressure cooker, but I know I need to add a liquid to do so. Has anyone adapted this recipe for the pressure cooker?

Bargotz's Review

February 02, 2015

AnneCInMN's Review

January 01, 2013

ecndv616's Review

September 23, 2012

kawaters's Review

December 14, 2011
I have made this several times for large and small groups, always a crowd pleaser and so easy!