Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket}only 4 ingredients

slow cooker beef brisket - only needs 4 ingredients!

While my kids were in high school, I spent a lot of time in the costume shop at the school.   One of my favorite things about it was the opportunity it gave 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 and I originally shared with you back in  March of 2009! It is so easy and delicious it totally needed a recipe redo.

One day, while in the costume shop,  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!

slow cooker beef brisket - only needs 4 ingredients!

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!

slow cooker beef brisket

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

slow cooker beef brisket - only needs 4 ingredients!

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! We had the BBQ Brisket the next night after I bought some new BBQ sauce!

slow cooker beef brisket - only needs 4 ingredients!

Now does dinner get much easier than this?  Only four ingredients, three if you don’t use BBQ sauce.  Pop it in the slow cooker and 8 hours later you have a delicious dinner.

slow cooker beef brisket - only needs 4 ingredients!

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket}only 4 ingredients
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6 people
  • 3-4 lb. beef brisket
  • spicy brown mustard or mustard of choice
  • 1 pkg of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 C water
  • BBQ sauce
  1. Place brisket in slow cooker.
  2. Cover top with mustard, just squirt away!
  3. Mix soup mix in with water and pour over brisket
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Remove and shred.
  6. Add BBQ sauce if desired


4 ingredient slow cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. 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. says

    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. 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. 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. 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!

  6. says

    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.


  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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