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bbq brisket in a crock pot

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef

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  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life
  • Total Time: 0 minute


Just 10-15 minutes of prep for this slow cooker main dish. It’s the most delicious bbq beef you’ll ever eat.


  • 34 lbs of brisket (or any cut of beef)
  • olive oil (for browning)


  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Mix together all of the rub spices and rub all over the beef.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan on medium high heat and brown meat, approx 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Mix all bbq sauce ingredients in the slow cooker until combined.
  • Move beef into slow cooker and cover with sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  • Using two forks, shred the beef in the slow cooker and make sure the sauce is covering each piece.
  • Cover and heat on low for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Switch to warm and uncover. The sauce will thicken as it sits. Serve sauce on the side or put it in a jar and refrigerate for later.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4-8 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker