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Crock-Pot Brisket Recipe

This Brisket recipe is pretty much foolproof! The spice rub adds just the right amount of flavor. The slow cooker does all of the work. Let it cook while you sleep or work and forget about it!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 hours
Resting Time 45 minutes
Total Time 13 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 3-4 lb brisket
  • cooking spray

Brisket Spice Rub

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 TBS kosher salt per taste
  • 3 TBS smoked paprika
  • 2 TBS onion powder
  • 2 TBS garlic powder
  • 1 TBS Ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano


  1. Mix all of the Brisket Spice Rub ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Trim the fat side of the brisket until 1/4 inch of fat remains
  3. Evenly sprinkle the spice rub on all sides of the brisket; gently pat the rub into the meat
  4. Allow the brisket to rest at room temperature for 30-45 mins
  5. Spray the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray
  6. Place the brisket into the slow cooker (Make sure that the fat side of the brisket is facing upward)
  7. Set the cooker on LOW and cook for 10-12 hours
  8. Place the brisket on a baking sheet and broil in the oven on the center rack for 3-5 minutes or until the meat is as charred as desired.
  9. Remove the brisket from the oven and wrap it in foil
  10. Rest for 45 minutes to an hour before slicing against the grain to serve
  11. Enjoy!