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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket and Onions

Tender beef brisket with plenty of onions made in your slow cooker. Simple and delicious.

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Slow Cooker Beef Brisket and Onions

Servings: 4 to 6
Total Time: 7 hours
Recipe by: Frankie


3 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
salt & pepper
3 pound flat cut beef brisket
2 TBSP peanut oil
1/2 cup water


1. Lay HALF the sliced onions in the bottom of a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker.

2. Mix together the garlic, paprika, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 pepper together in a small bowl. Pat the brisket dry with paper towels and rub the spice mixture all over the brisket.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the oil is hot and shimmers. Sear the brisket until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the brisket to the slow cooker fat side up and set aside.

4. Keep the heat on the stove at medium-high and add the remaining onion slices and water to the hot pan. Using a wooden spoon scrape the bottom of the pan to release any stuck on bits. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until the liquid in the pan has evaporated, about 7 minutes. Scrape the onions into the slow cooker over the brisket. Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW until brisket is tender but not falling apart, 6 to 7 hours. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

5. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board and cut against the grain into thin slices. Serve with the onions and liquid from the slow cooker over top.

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