Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket

This is the sort of thing I would normally steer clear of if I’m honest. I’m a huge fan of delicious, quick, easy food… and this is very much a labour of love, but trust me it is so worth the effort, plus we had leftovers enough to freeze for another day so even better.

I bought the Beef Brisket from my local butchers and it was around £8 for 1kg, it came rolled and tied but i just removed the string and unrolled it then removed any excess fat. I think the thing I love the most about this recipe is that I already had everything in my cupboards for it and I literally marinated the brisket overnight then chucked everything in the slow cooker the next day and left it alone, it’s so simple once you’ve measured everything out!

We had the Brisket on Brioche Buns with Smoked Cheddar Sauce, homemade Coleslaw and homemade Southern Fries which I will include the recipes for further down, but you can of course use shop bought for all of the above to make your life easier!

For around 6 portions you will need:

For the Marinade

  • 1kg Beef Brisket
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1 tsp Mild Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Oil

For the Sauce

  • 300ml Passata
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 3 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard ( I didn’t have any but used 1 tsp of Wholegrain Mustard and 1 tsp of Yellow Mustard but think Dijon would work best!)
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar

Coat the Beef Brisket in all the Spices, Salt, Mustard, Oil and give it a good rub in. Clingfilm and leave to marinade in the fridge… I marinated for around 24hrs but overnight is fine.

Add the Beef to the slow cooker with all the Sauce ingredients. Cook on low for 10 hours with the lid on.

Remove the Beef from the sauce and slice it up, then reduce the Sauce from the slow cooker till thickened. It was as this stage that I made everything else to go with it.

To finish the Beef, mix the slices with the Sauce, layer onto toasted Brioche Buns with Lettuce and Tomato then the Smoked Cheddar Sauce drizzled on top.

Smoked Cheddar Sauce

  • 25g Butter
  • 25g Flour
  • 350ml Milk
  • 100g Smoked Cheddar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

Melt the Butter, add the Flour mixing into a paste and cook for a few minutes.

Add the Milk gradually, stirring continuously to create a smooth but thick white sauce.

Add the grated Smoked Cheddar with Salt and Pepper to taste and the Smoked Paprika.

Homemade Southern Fries

  • 4 large Maris Piper potatoes
  • Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika

For homemade Fries, cut Maris Piper potatoes into Fries, put into cold, salted water and bring to the boil, boil for one minute then drain, leave in the colander for a couple of minutes so the Fries steam dry.

Drizzle with Oil, then lay onto a large tray so they are spaced out. Season with Salt and Pepper and cook in the oven on 170′ for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes remove from the oven and give them a shift around, add a little more Salt, the Smoked Paprika and pop back in the oven turning it up to 190′, cook for another 10 minutes.

Homemade Coleslaw

  • 1 White Onion
  • 1/2 small Red Cabbage
  • 1 large Carrot
  • Parsley
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper

Thinly slice all the Veg and mix with Mayo, Salt and Pepper to taste, finish with fresh chopped Parsley.

This is definitely a lot more long winded than what I usually go for, but I really enjoyed doing something a bit different and taking the time to make this because it really is so nice.

Its a messy one to eat but if something requires a kitchen roll on the table aswell as cutlery then that isn’t a bad thing in my eyes!

Hope you enjoy it.

L x

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