crockpot brisket

Food-safety warning:
Never load a crockpot with frozen goods. A crockpot cannot thaw that food quickly enough. Quick-thaw your foods under a running faucet or in the microwave.

We have two options to cook the brisket:

  1. dry-cooking (the red crockpot)
    Place the seasoned brisket in a dry crockpot with 1 cup of water.
    This will give a more savory brisket suitable for pulled meat, like a pot roast.
  2. wet-cooking (The green crockpot)
    Place the seasoned brisket in a dry crockpot. Add enough warm water to cover the entire brisket.
    This will make a very nice beef soup, the brisket will be soup meat.

A. red crockpot brisket


Brisket is a cut that needs a very long cooking time to become tender. A crockpot is an ideal tool for that.


This is what you need for 8 servings:

  • trimmed brisket, 3 lbs.
  • 1 cups each carrots, broccoli, cauliflower
  • 4 each potatoes, tomatoes, whole
  • S&P
Pic1: crockpot brisket vegetables


B. green crockpot brisket


Pic2: load the pot, overnight it
Pic3: more veggies
Pic4: served