Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket

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Set it and forget it slow cooker honey bbq beef brisket slathered in sweet and rich bbq sauce is so juicy and tender it will melt in your mouth. 

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket |

This is what mid-week dinner and weekend tailgating dreams are made of.

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket |

For my wedding we had our luncheon – immediately after the wedding ceremony – at a Brazilian restaurant downtown called Tucanos where they bring around the most incredible array of meats you can imagine, from bacon-wrapped chicken to beef tenderloin and glazed pork, hot off these giant skewers.

We’d been there a couple of times while we were dating and couldn’t get enough so we made it part of our Big Day. Every time we go to that restaurant I get especially excited about one particular dish that they make, and that my friends is the brisket. I don’t know what they put in or on that brisket but sweet heaven it is magical. I’ve had a special place in my heart for brisket ever since the first glorious bite.

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket |

One of these days I’m going to have an awesome Brazilian brisket recipe for you but it’s not quite here yet. In the meantime I’m sharing my very favorite slow cooker honey bbq beef brisket that is equally magical as that restaurant brisket and not just because you can whip it up any time in your own kitchen.

It’s slow cooked to fall-apart juicy and tender beef perfection, all smothered in a mouthwatering sweet and tangy honey bbq sauce. Just fifteen minutes of hands-on time and the crockpot does the rest. Serve it up by itself with a side of baked beans and Texas toast, or pile it on a bun and call it a bbq brisket sandwich – you cannot go wrong anyway you devour this goodness.

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What people are saying about this Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket

“Made this for our family Memorial Day dinner and it came out perfect! Everyone loved it and raved about how good it was. It has already become a family favorite. Easy and yummy. Thank you sooo much!” – Melissa

“I made this for dinner last night and it was sensational. My wife, mother in law, 3 year old and 1 year old loved it.” – Jack

“This is a very yummy dish! We had this for dinner TONIGHT WITH a 600g brisket which I cooked for 9 and a half HOURS…I will definitely make this AGAIN but just tweak it a little.” – Kristie


Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket |

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Beef Brisket

Set it and forget it slow cooker honey bbq beef brisket slathered in sweet and rich bbq sauce is so juicy and tender it will melt in your mouth.
4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 medium-large beef brisket (about 5 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Honey BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cold water + 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Lightly grease your slow cooker and place brisket inside. Whisk together sauce ingredients (except cold water + corn starch) in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Stir together seasonings and rub all over brisket. Pour sauce over brisket, cover and cook on low for 10 hours.
  • Pour liquid from the slow cooker into a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir cornstarch into cold water until dissolved, then pour into sauce pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir until sauce is thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Shred beef with two forks and pour sauce back into the slow cooker, give it a good stir and serve hot.
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If you were halving the meat quantity would you change the cooking time?

    No, I would not!

Hi, I am going to be cooking this today. Does it matter if i usE set honey or runny Honey? Also, i dont have apple cider vinegar – would red wine vinegar work? Last question – is molasis Black treacle? Thank you

    I don’t have any experience using “runny” honey, but as far as I know, it won’t change the flavor profile. Do you possibly have white wine vinegar or rice vinegar? those are better subs!

      Thank you do much gor responding. Ill try white wine vinegar then. Yum 🙂

      Is MOLASSES black TREACLE?

Can thE leftovers be frozen?

    I don’t see why not!?

What can i Replace molasses with?

    I am not totally sure! But a quick google search told me this…

    Replace one cup of molasses with one of the following:

    1 cup dark corn syrup, honey or maple syrup.
    3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar.
    3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup water

    I haven’t tried any of these, so I can’t guarantee any! I’d love to hear what you use though!

    If you’re in the UK, use black treacle. HoPe this helps.

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