Photo: Becky-Luigart Stayner; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
7 Hours 40 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Serve this with Lone Star Slaw and sop up the pan juices with Texas toast.

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly grease a 6-qt. slow cooker; add onion and garlic. Stir together chili powder and next 5 ingredients. Rub over brisket; place brisket over onion mixture in slow cooker.

Step 2

Whisk together beer and chili sauce. Slowly pour mixture around brisket (to avoid removing spices from brisket).

Step 3

Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours) or until fork-tender. Uncover and let stand in slow cooker 20 minutes.

Step 4

Remove brisket from slow cooker; cut brisket across the grain into thin slices. Return brisket to slow cooker, and spoon pan juices over meat.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Heinz Chili Sauce.

Also appeared in: All You, August, 2015

Ratings & Reviews


July 17, 2017
This turned out great and very flavorful. My store didn't have flat cut brisket so I used the packaged corned beef brisket and threw away the seasoning packet. I was worried it would end up too salty but my family cleaned up and there were no leftovers. Thanks for the great recipe, it's a keeper!!!

jameswhite's Review

November 28, 2012
This is the absolute best flavored beef brisket I have ever tasted. I let my brisket set over nite with the spices on the brisket and then cooked all day in a slow cooker on Low.