Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Brisket - the slow cooker makes it easy, the sauce makes it delicious!

Sweet and Sour Brisket

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet and sour brisket
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 341kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 4 lb beef brisket
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch


  • Place the brisket in a 6-qt slow cooker.
  • Mix together all the remaining ingredients and pour over the brisket.
  • Cover with the lid and cook on low for 9 hours or high for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Remove the brisket from juices and slice or shred meat going across the grain.
  • Strain the juices and add 2 Tbsp cornstarch into 1/2 cup of juices. Add the cornstarch mixture and remaining juices into a sauce pan and stir over medium heat until the sauce begins to boil and thicken.
  • Serve the thickened sauce over sliced meat.
  • For even more flavor, place sliced meat into a baking pan and pour some of the sauce over the top, making sure to get the sauce down in between the slices. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20-30 minutes to allow sauce to set up. Serve remaining sauce on the side.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3.2mg