Updated: Feb 17
Tips for Cooking Meat in a Slow Cooker:
Whether you use your slow cooker all the time or you are new to it, this recipe is a great place to start! Cooking meat in a slow cooker really makes some amazingly tender and juicy meat! Here are some tips to make it the best!
Cut of beef: The best cut to get for this is of course a brisket! That’s because it holds its shape even when it’s tender. Then it can be easily sliced! If you cannot get your hands on a beef brisket then the best substitute for it would be a chuck beef roast.
The fat on the cut: Normally you go about trimming the fat on your meat before it gets cooked! But in this case, if you want to get an extra juicy cut of meat, you can leave that until afterwards. The fat keeps the beef from drying out while its cooking. You can trim away the fat once you are ready to slice it and serve it! That way it will get extra juicy!
Let it rest!! This is one of the most important steps you cannot skip! Once your meat is done cooking and you take it out and set it on a serving platter, don’t touch it! Leave it alone for about 10 minutes. This is when the meat actually absorbs most of those juices. So cutting into it too soon dries it out. Don’t let all of that slow cooking go to waste! Let that meat rest!
Beef Brisket Ingredients:
3/4 pounds beef brisket (flat)
1 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp Joyful Lynne's Gourmet Rub Seasoning
1 small onion quartered
1 cup Homemade (or store-bought) BBQ Sauce
Beef Brisket Instructions:
In a small bowl combine the brown sugar and Joyful Lynne's Gourmet Rub Seasoning generously on each side of the brisket and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Place the onion in the slow cooker and then add the BBQ sauce on top. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
1 slow-cooker beef brisket
6 small flour tortillas
1/4 cup red onion diced
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
1 jalapeno sliced optional or Bell Peppers sliced
1/4 cup cotija cheese (or mild feta) crumbled
1 tbsp Joyful Lynne's Gourmet Rub Seasoning
Prepare the slow cooker beef brisket according to recipe. Chop the meat
Lay a tortilla on a flat surface and add brisket, onion, cilantro, jalapeño and cheese.
Pour sauce from the slow cooker on top of the taco and enjoy!