Crock Cooker Beef Brisket

Servings 6 people


  • 1 pound beef brisket trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 2 1/2 cups peeled and chopped parsnips
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 16 ounces light beer or use low sodium beef broth


  • Rub brisket with salt and pepper.
  • Coat a large, heavy skillet with a little olive oil over medium-high heat; add brisket and cook for 10 minutes, browning on all sides; remove from pan.
  • Add the water to the skillet and whisk up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add onion and parsnips and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • In a slow cooker, place onion/parsnip mixture, vinegar, bay leaves and beer (or broth); place brisket on top. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Discard bay leaves.
  • Thinly slice brisket across the grain (diagonally); serve with sauce.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Mashed russet potatoes and steamed green beans
VEGETARIAN: Instead of beef, use 30 ounces of pinto beans, drained and rinsed or homemade. Use vegetable broth instead of beef broth (if not using beer).
KOSHER: Be sure beef brisket is a certified kosher.
GLUTEN-FREE: Make sure vinegar and beer (or broth) are gluten-free.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 201 Calories; 6g Fat; 17g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 47mg Cholesterol; 383mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat. Points: 5
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