Crockpot Brisket

Over the last ten years or so I have spent a lot of time in the costume shop at the high school.   One of my favorite things about it is the opportunity it gives me to meet some of the other moms of my children’s friends.

It never fails, when moms get together, the conversation always makes it around to…

“So what are you having for dinner?”

I love to ask that question.  I have gotten a lot of great new recipes by asking it.

Today’s recipe is one that I got that way!  One day my friend Cindy mentioned she needed to get home to finish up dinner.  I of course had to ask – “So what are you having for dinner?”

She described to me a quick, easy and yummy brisket!

Since Tessa and I are off to Texas next week for a family wedding and my parent’s 50th anniversary party I thought it was very appropriate to share a brisket recipe!  What is more Texan than brisket?  I hope to eat some great brisket while I am there.

I have said before I am not a huge fan of meat cooked in a crock-pot but I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe.

This dish is so simple you really don’t need a recipe!

So here it goes:

Place your brisket in the crock-pot – mine was probably 3-4 lbs.  Actually I don’t really remember….

Squirt mustard over the top – I used a Spicy Brown Mustard but Cindy used just regular old yellow mustard.  I just squiggled it over the top

Mix one package of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix with one cup of water and pour over brisket

Cook on low for 8 hours!

It is great served with mashed potatoes (or so my family tells me as I don’t eat them – texture issues!)

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Per Cindy’s recommendation I shredded up the left over brisket the next night and added some barbecue sauce to make sandwiches.  That was until I smelled it and realized my barbecue sauce had expired two years ago!  Yuck!  It went in the garbage and we had pancakes for dinner!

Tip:  Always read the expiration dates on your bottles BEFORE you add the contents to food!!

Comments

  1. 1
    Kelly says:

    LOL — I love that you have “texture” issues as well! There are whole categories of foods I can’t tolerate…all because of texture!

    We’re trying your Cafe Rio Pork next week — it sounds so good!

  2. 2

    Thanks for the brisket recipe! I make so many roasts in the crockpot..I actually love them that way! I’ve never used mustard before, but I always mix up an onion soup pack and prepare the way you described! I make roast beef sandwiches with au jus for leftovers, and sometimes make a roast beef hash. I will have to try the BBQ sandwich tip…I usually have a brand new bottle of sauce at the ready since we don’t use it that regularly and almost always expires! Too funny!!

  3. 3
    Laurie says:

    I have this recipe back from our once a month cooking days. It’s still a favorite of my kids and oh so easy. After cooking I remove the meat and make a gravy with with the drippings. After shredding the meat I put it back into the gravy, stir it around a bit, then serve it up on hoagie buns…yum!

  4. 4
    Kirsty says:

    MUST try this (do I say that about every one of your recipes??) You’re invited to celebrate Spring on my blog today with some *really* fun things to giveaway.

    Thanks as always for the delicious inspiration!

  5. 5
    Melody says:

    You’re funny with your texture issues! This sounds really good. I love it when the meat is so tender that it just falls apart! YUM.

  6. 6
    Tina says:

    I love your texture issues….they are giving me a glimpse of what Laura will be like 40 years from now!!

    And brisket doesn’t make me think of Texas, it makes me think Jewish!! LOL!

  7. 7
    Courtney says:

    I had brisket for the first time when we moved to TX. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I will defiantly be trying this!

  8. 8

    This looks yummy :) I have something similar in my crockpot right now: crockpot French Dip. You shred the beef, put it on French rolls, then dip it in the liquid it cooked in (2 c. water, 1/2 c. soy sauce, and some spices). Yum. I’m happy to have discovered your blog and am looking forward to poking around some more.

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    Stacey says:

    Thanks for this super easy recipe, I tweaked it just a bit, but it was very helpful :)

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  1. […] We love a good burger at our house.  When Lipton asked me to come up with a burger recipe for their “Secret Society of Burger Lovers“  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.    The only qualification was it needed to be a burger, 8 ingredients or less and it needed to use Lipton Onion Soup Mix.  Using Lipton Soup Mix was easy  because I love it and use it as a seasoning in all kinds of things.  It is a must have for my crockpot brisket. […]

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