This recipe is what I like to call, "ridiculously easy". I mean, I don't see anyway that you could mess it up! In fact, I hesitate to even call it a recipe because my sweet brother and sister in law and good friend Rebecca are actual food bloggers! That is not what I'm attempting here - I'm only attempting to bring you yummy, family friendly (and mom-friendly) easy recipes that we make all the time! If it's not a tried and true meal for our family, it won't appear here.
With that said - and expectations of fancy food blogging out the window - I will go forward with the recipe in hopes that you'll enjoy an easy, tasty weeknight meal!
1 Crockpot Liner, optional
1 Trimmed Brisket that will fit in your crock pot
1 Onion, peeled, halved and sliced
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
BBQ Spice Rub of your choice
1 Bottle of BBQ Sauce of your choice
Place your crockpot liner in your crockpot if you have one. (If you don't know about these you will shoot yourself for not finding them earlier! They are in the aisle with the ziplock bags! They will make cleanup a BREEZE!)
While you slice the onion and garlic, go ahead and rub both sides of the brisket with your spice rub. There are so many DIY rubs on pinterest, so if you find yourself without one, click here and make one yourself! Make sure to get in all the crevices and cracks to rub it in real good.
Place your onions and garlic in the bottom of the crockpot. When everything gets nice and juicy later on, the onion and garlic flavor will marry the BBQ sauce and make all sorts of nice juice babies. Just try it.
Put about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce in the bottom of the crockpot, then put your rubbed brisket over the onions and garlic. Put the rest of the BBQ sauce on top of the meat, reserving about 1/2 cup for later.
Cook for 8-10 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.
Preheat the oven to 350.
30 minutes before serving, pull the brisket out of the crockpot and place on a cutting board. I trim off the fat here and then chop up the rest into bite sized pieces. You can shred it first and then chop it if you like or just start at it with the knife! It should be super tender and virtually falling apart.
Place the meat on a rimmed baking sheet and pour in 1 cup of the cooking liquid from the crockpot along with the rest of your reserved BBQ sauce on top. Cover with foil and put in the oven for 20 minutes or until it's nice and crusty on top. If you're like me and like it sort of charred, you can take the foil off at the very end and stick it under the broiler for a few minutes. Just keep your eye on it because you don't want it to go too long.
And that's it. Easy as crockpot brisket. Chopped brisket is incredibly versatile! You can use it in tacos, sliders, breakfast quesadillas, baked potatoes or on top of creamy mashed potatoes! The possibilities are endless! I'd love to hear how you use it!!!
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