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Barbecue Beef Brisket

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
This is such a simple dish, but oh boy is it delicious. The meat comes out moist and tender and tastes great with mashed potatoes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Barbecue Beef Brisket Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Cut brisket in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the barbecue sauce, onion, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove beef and keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice meat across the grain; serve with gravy.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 486 calories, 29g fat (11g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 933mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.

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