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Classic Braised Brisket

Classic Braised Brisket

  • Yield: Serves 10 to 12
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 6 hours, 4 minutes
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  • 5 cups Onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 5 - 6 lbs Beef brisket
  • 3 tbsp Spicy brown mustard
  • 12 oz Brown ale beer
  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 5 cups Beef broth
  • 2 - 3 Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 cups Carrots, sliced


  1. Place onions in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. In a large, deep skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Rub both sides of beef with mustard, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add beef to skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until well-seared. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  3. Return skillet to medium heat and add beer. Using a wooden spoon, stir to loosen up any browned bits. Add brown sugar and broth; stir until well-combined. Pour over beef in slow cooker. Add thyme sprigs.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 hours.
  5. Add carrots to slow cooker. Cover and cook 1 hour more or until beef is fork-tender.
  6. Transfer beef to a cutting board. Thinly slice against the grain, and place on a platter. Drizzle with some of the cooking liquid, and serve with cooked onions and carrots.