Friday, March 26, 2010

Slow Cooker Brisket & a Blogger Field Trip

Ok, bare with me today, this post is going to be longer than usual. First, let me tell you about this super tender, fall apart brisket. I still can't get over how something this easy was so incredibly good. As I was cutting, way too many pieces went straight to my mouth instead of to a plate.

Now to my Blogger Field Trip... Earlier this week I got an email inviting me to Save-A-Lot for a cooking demonstration by Chef Tim Love from Forth Worth. Of course I had to go. When I got to the store, they gave us a tour to tell us all about the great bargains you can find at Save-A-Lot, including their healthier choices available. We got to meet Tim Love, watch his cooking demonstration and sample his yummy chili. I also got the opportunity to meet other food bloggers from the area. It was nice to make new contacts, including my new blogger friend Tina over at Mommy's Kitchen. Oh, and Tim Love, he is just too cute.

Slow Cooker Brisket with Gravy

3 lb. brisket, trimmed of fat
2 T. chipotle powder
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. onion powder
1 bottle Budweiser beer
1 c. beef broth
2 T. butter
2 T. flour

Mix together the chipotle powder, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Season both side of the brisket with chipotle mix. In large skillet over high heat, sear brisket on both sides for 4-5 minutes. Pour beer and beef broth in slow cooker. Add brisket and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove brisket from slow cooker and let rest for 10 minutes. In skillet, melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux. Let cook for 2 minutes then add 3 cups of leftover juice from slow cooker and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil, season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. that looks delicious!!!! where do you get the chipotle powder?

  2. Loved his tushy and this briket looks awesome. We will be keeping in touch for sure.

  3. Sandi, I got my chipotle powder at World Market.