Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Slow cooked beef brisket

This worked so well in the slow cooker. Prep it first thing in the morning by covering it in a rub and a homemade barbecue sauce, then leave in the slow cooker all day. I like it best served as it is here, with roasted potatoes, a simple coleslaw, corn on the cobs, and all the cooking juices. It also works loaded into buns too.

If you haven’t got a slow cooker, you can use a lidded casserole pan and a low oven.

Serves: 6

Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8-10 hours
Total: 8-10 hours

Difficulty: moderate



2kg piece of beef brisket 
2 onions cut into disks

For the rub:-
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp English Mustard

For the sauce:-
2 garlic cloves crushed
5 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Juice of a clementine
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt

⠀Put the onions in the bottom of the slow cooker (or if using a low oven a large casserole pan).

If the brisket is rolled, remove the string and unroll. Cover with the rub and sit the brisket on the onions.

Pour over the sauce, pop the lid on and cook for 8-10 hours. I used the medium setting of the slow cooker for 5 hours and then turned jt down to low for 4 hours. If cooking in an oven so so with a lid on at 130 for 8 hours. Or Aga owners can use the simmering oven!

When ready, lift out the brisket carefully (it will be falling apart so it’s a bit of a two man job!) and reduce the juices on the hob. Ideally pour into a separating jug, otherwise strain off any fats.

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