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Slow-Cooker Brisket with Smoked Paprika

Serves 6

Hands-on Time
45 mins

6 hrs 45 mins

Total Time
7 hrs 30 mins

Save time and oven space and use a slow-cooker for brisket that's tender when pierced, with a rich, velvety sauce. Start in the morning and you'll have brisket by dinnertime.

su-Slow Cooker Brisket with Smoked Paprika Image

Photo: Annabelle Breakey

 1 3- to 3 1/2-lb. piece beef brisket (preferably the point cut)
 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
 1 tablespoon butter
 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions
 1 cup diced carrots
 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
 1 dried bay leaf
 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  About 1/2 tsp. salt
 2 1/2 cups low-sodium beef or chicken broth
 1/4 chopped flat-leaf parsley
Step 1

Trim outer fat of brisket to about 1/4 in., then pat dry. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high. Add brisket and brown all over, 10 to 15 minutes. Place in a 5- to 6-qt. slow-cooker.

Step 2

Swirl butter into frying pan, then add onions and carrots. Cook, stirring often, until onions are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in paprika, Worcestershire sauce, peppercorns, bay leaf, mustard, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Pour in broth, increase heat to high, and scrape up browned bits. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes to combine flavors.

Step 4

Pour vegetables and broth over meat. Cover. Turn heat to low (meat should simmer gently but not boil) and cook until meat is tender when pierced with a fork, 6 to 8 hours. Lift meat to a platter, cover with foil, and let rest 15 minutes.

Step 5

Pour sauce into a large frying pan and boil over high heat until reduced to about 1 cup. Slice brisket across the grain, top with parsley, and serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 887Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 76g117%

Saturated Fat 31g155%
Cholesterol 192mg64%
Sodium 596mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 7.4g3%

Dietary Fiber 1.6g7%
Protein 42g84%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.