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Juicy and Tender Slow Cooker Brisket Recipe for the Super Bowl

Well friends, I have to admit…I know nothing about football. I do however, know a lot about food. Let’s face it, if you’re not at the party to watch football, you’re there to eat. There is nothing better than seeing a huge spread of dips, appetizers and other treats, and of course trying as many as you can.

Enter, the ultimate Juicy and Tender Slow Cooker Brisket

Get ready to elevate your Super Bowl spread with a mouthwatering slow cooker brisket that’s sure to score big points with your friends and family. As the countdown to game day begins, there’s no better way to kick off the festivities than with a savory and did I mention easy, dish that combines the rich flavors of tender beef with the convenience of a slow cooker. Whether you’re hosting a crowd or simply looking to impress your family and friends, this easy-to-follow recipe promises to deliver the ultimate game day feast, leaving everyone reaching for seconds and cheering for more.

The beauty of this recipe is that it really is super easy and versatile. Forgot to pull your brisket out of the freezer the night before, no biggie, this can be cooked low and slow on high. Prefer to finish in the oven or grill to give that brisket an extra char, or slice it directly out of the slow cooker. For this recipe, I prefer to use a dry rub versus lots of sauce because you are not drying the brisket out in the slow cooker.

Step one

I start with a 5 to 6 pound Heartland Beef Co. Prime Angus beef brisket and pull it out several hours before cooking. I also use Heartland Beef Co. Ranch rub and a Pepsi. Yes you heard, me a Pepsi. It makes for a sweet flavor when slow cooking brisket. Add a little brown sugar and garlic powder, set your slow cooker and wait.

Step two

When finishing in the oven or on a grill, I make a barbecue glaze to help crisp up the outside of the brisket before serving. For the sauce, I add more ranch rub, brown sugar, honey, and equal parts BBQ sauce and water. Heat the sauce on the stove or in the microwave twice in one minute increments for a perfect finishing glaze.

Now, if you’re short on time or it’s just your preference, you can take that finished brisket directly from the slow cooker and slice and serve. You will have some juice leftover from cooking to spoon over the sliced pieces for extra flavor.

Step three

Enjoy! Seriously, that’s it. This is such an easy recipe, it deserves to be served more than just for the Super Bowl. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can create a show-stopping slow cooker brisket that’s perfect for game day festivities. Whether you’re cheering on your favorite team or simply enjoying good food with friends and family, this juicy and tender brisket is sure to be a crowd pleaser. So, fire up your slow cooker, get cooking, and let the Super Bowl celebrations begin!

The Ultimate Tender and Juicy Slow Cooker Brisket

Prep Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 7


  • 1 Slow Cooker


  • 1 5-6 pound Heartland Beef Co. Prime Angus Brisket
  • 4 tbsp Heartland Beef Co. Ranch Rub
  • 1 can Pepsi
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder


  • Season the brisket generously on both sides with the Ranch Rub.
  • Add Pepsi, brown sugar, and garlic powder to the slow cooker and stir well.
  • Place the brisket in the slow cooker and cover.
  • Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or low for 8 to 10 hours.

To make special glaze, add Ranch Rub, brown sugar, honey, and equal parts BBQ sauce and honey to a microwave safe bowl. Cook for one minute twice and pour over brisket. Place in the oven at a high temperature until the glaze begins to caramelize. Slice and serve.

    Keyword Prime Angus Beef

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