Tender Crockpot Beef Brisket

DE6F812E-7724-4858-9687-E0544F5F2684This tender crockpot beef brisket is super eaay, but is so tender, juicy, and delicious. It does take 8 hours on HIGH to cook so make sure you plan ahead to give it enough time. This is a great week night or make ahead recipe, it also tastes just as great on the second day. You can make it a regular juicy and tender brisket, or add BBQ sauce to make it a BBQ brisket. I served this brisket with mashed potatoes and it was great with the brisket broth poured all over the mashed potatoes as gravy. I bought the brisket at Costco where it was not only super fresh but also much cheaper then other grocery stores. So here is another easy, fast, hearty, comfort food, crockpot recipe for you!

Tender Crockpot Beef Brisket {Serves 8-10}

Ingredients:

  • Beef Brisket (mine was 3.75 LB)
  • 2-3 TBS Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Mrs.Dash (or any salt-free seasoning)
  • 1 tsp Steak Seasoning
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves (minced)

2507C090-ADB2-4B5B-8350-CB138DD1150A

Directions:

1) Wash the beef brisket thoroughly and pat completely dry with a paper towel. Put the brisket in a big bowl and season it with all the seasonings (salt, pepper, onion salt, Italian seasoning, Mrs.Dash, steak seasoning). Smother the seasoning all around both sides of the brisket. Add 2-3 TBS Mayonnaise and the garlic and smother it all around both sides of the brisket. (If you are making BBQ brisket, also add 2-3 TBS BBQ sauce to the brisket and smother on both sides.)

5565BE1F-CE30-44B9-9AB4-8671953EE079

2) Place brisket into a crockpot and cook on HIGH for 8 hours, flipping the brisket every 2 hours if possible, or at least once halfway through cook time. (If making BBQ brisket, make sure to add 3-4 TBS BBQ sauce in the last hour of cooking and smother it all around the brisket.)

14E4E4C8-116F-4DEE-B2D9-D661B7DE6996

3) After 8 hours, the brisket should be fall off the fork tender, and very juicy. The broth inside the crockpot can be used as gravy for rice or mashed potatoes. We loved it with mashed potatoes!

E9A13FAA-03AC-4212-A39E-E4141EECC74F

 

Advertisements

Crockpot Beef Stew

ADFD6A89-D86F-4EB6-A643-3110EFE507E0I came up with this recipe last weekend when we had a “snow day” it was mostly icy rain and barely enough snow to cover the ground but we live in the South so it was a big deal and not a day you want to drive around for groceries or out to eat, so the night before we bought all the ingredients for this super easy, but very delicious crockpot beef stew. I couldn’t find a recipe that I wanted so I threw together a bunch of stuff and it turned out absolutely perfect!!! It was literally the best beef stew that I’ve ever tried. It’s interesting how the spontaneous recipes usually turn out to be the best ones. I shared a quick video of the beef stew on social media when it was done cooking and teased many people who reached our asking for the recipe. So of course, here is the promised recipe that I hope you will love just as much as we did! Just make sure that you prepare it in advance to give it 7 to 8 hours on HIGH in the crock pot to cook until the veggies and meat are tender and juicy. I did the prep work in the morning and it was ready in time for dinner.

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew {Serves 6-8}

Ingredients:

  • 2-2.5 LB Beef Stew Meat OR Chuck Roast (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 5-6 Gold Potatoes, Medium size (cubed into 1 inch cubes, skin on)
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 4-5 Carrots
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Cups Dry Red Wine
  • 1 LB Mushrooms
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 8 Cups Beef Broth ( I made my own Better then boullion beef broth)
  • 3 TBS Olive Oil
  • 2 TBS Tomato Paste or Ketchup ( I used Ketchup)
  • 1 tsp Mrs.Dash (or any Salt-Free Seasoning)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Steak Seasoning
  • 2 TBS Dry Parsley Flakes
  • Garlic Seasoning
  • 2 Bay Leaves

Directions:

1) Do the prep work first. Wash and cut the meat into cubes. Wash and cut the potatoes into cubes (do not peel). Wash the bell pepper, carrots, mushrooms and chop up also. If you are making your own beef broth like I did, then make it and set it aside.

2) Set a frying pan with olive oil on Med-High heat and cook your meat thoroughly adding salt/pepper, garlic seasoning, and steak seasoning. Stir it every few minutes until it gets brown.

3) Put the cooked meat and chopped veggies into the crock pot. Add the wine, tomato paste (or ketchup) and beef broth. Sprinkle in some salt/pepper. Add in the Mrs.Dash (or other salt free seasoning), paprika, Italian seasoning and bay leaves.

4) Stir everything gently, and turn the crock pot on for 7-8 hours on HIGH. Yes, it does take 7-8 hours cook time for all the veggies to cook through and for the meat to be juicy and tender. Gently stir, every 1 to 2 hours.

A108B912-4E63-496C-B880-928AFE5CBDB4

5) When cook time is done, turn off the crockpot. Add the minced garlic and dried (or fresh) parsley. Stir everything gently together and enjoy! Reheats easily in a pot if needed.

2DD3EDD0-3710-480D-979E-6FC158E0E7EB