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Smoky Slow-Cooked Brisket

Smoky Slow-Cooked Brisket

  • Yield: Serves 16
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes
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  • 2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Adobo chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle chili powder
  • 4-4 1/2 lb Flat-cut beef brisket, trimmed
  • 2 Onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Tequila or beef broth
  • 3 tbsp Fresh lime juice


  1. In a small bowl combine paprika, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, adobo powder and chipotle powder. Rub evenly on both sides of beef; season with salt and pepper to taste. Wrap beef tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 12 hours.
  2. Coat a large slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place onions in cooker; set aside.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Cut beef into two pieces; place in skillet. Cook each piece 2 to 3 minutes per side to brown.
  4. Transfer beef to slow cooker; add tequila and lime juice. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or until beef is fork-tender. Transfer beef to a platter; cover and keep warm.
  5. For the sauce, skim fat from juices. Transfer juices and onions to a medium saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Slice beef, and serve with sauce.