Effortless BBQ Beef

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Graze or Gobble: Effortless BBQ Beef! If you are a guy, or have a husband like I do, who craves the deep beefy flavor he can sink his teeth into, you may want to keep this recipe in your stash of favorites. It requires very little effort, but delivers satisfying results. Brisket is actually dense and savory, so don’t let the fatty underside deter you. Once it’s cooked, the fat is removed thus leaving behind the luscious beefy taste associated with lean steak. The thick barbecue sauce adds more moisture to the meat, making it perfect for sliders and sandwiches. Game on!



2-3 pounds beef brisket

1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup water

1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

18 ounces prepared barbecue sauce


In a small bowl, combine dried thyme leaves, paprika, black pepper, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground cumin. Mix well. Rub spice mixture all over the top of the brisket. Pour water into the bottom of a slow cooker. Transfer the spice-rubbed brisket to the slow cooker. Pour liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce over the top of the brisket. Cover with the lid. Cook on Low setting for 8-10 hours. Once done cooking, remove the brisket to a platter. Remove fat from the bottom of the brisket; discard. Shred the brisket. Carefully pour the water out of the slow cooker. Place the shredded brisket back into the slow cooker. Cover with barbecue sauce. Gently stir to mix. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer until the brisket and sauce are heated through. Serve warm.

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