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Tender, flavorful Coffee Glazed Brisket was featured in a Martha Stewart magazine and became our favorite way to eat brisket!!!

This Slow Cooker Brisket is a delicious, comforting recipe that’s perfect on a chilly night.

Coffee Blazed Brisket slices on a white dinner plate

Coffee Glazed Brisket

Brisket was not a cut of meat I grew up eating. When my friend, Joanne, had her Coffee Glazed Brisket recipe published in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Foods magazine, I knew I had to make it. Since it’s SO simple and delicious, I’ve never been tempted to try another brisket recipe.

I’ve always cooked this beef brisket recipe in a Dutch oven but decided to adapt it for a slow cooker or crockpot for those busy days. I can pop it in the slow cooker in the morning and have a stress free meal, plus an amazing aroma wafting through the house, by dinner time. Served with mashed potatoes, this makes for a hubby approved entree. I think “incredible” was uttered at least once on the night I served this coffee glazed brisket.

Coffee Glazed Brisket with sugar snap peas and mashed potatoes on a white plate viewed from above

Beef Brisket Recipe

We all have those super busy days when there’s absolutely no time to make a complicated dinner. This super simple slow cooker brisket is a marvelous option for a packed schedule.  Just sear both sides of the beef, mix up the sauce ingredients and pop both into your slow cooker. That’s it!! 8 hours later, dinner is served!

Plus I’m a huge fan of coffee desserts! Why not a whole coffee themed meal??? Yes, please to these scrumptious buttercream topped Coffee Cupcakes. This Triple Layer Cocoa Cake demonstrates how coffee enhances chocolate desserts. Mocha Ice Cream always makes me swoon and would be terrific as a sundae or served with a chocolate dessert!

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Slow Cooker Coffee Glazed Brisket

A slow cooker beef brisket that's pure comfort! Recipe adapted from my friend, Joanne (published in EDF Magazine)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 3 pounds beef brisket (thin first cut if possible)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven. Season brisket with salt and pepper. Add the brisket, fat side down and cook until well browned, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients, place brisket in slow cooker, and pour sauce over brisket. Cook on low for 8 hours, flipping at the halfway mark, or till meat shreds easily with a fork. Remove from slow cooker and slice against the grain. Place back in slow cooker to allow slices to absorb some of the pan juices. Serve with sauce.
  3. Alternatively, cover and bake in 325º oven for 2½-3 hours, flipping halfway through cooking time.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 837Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 240mgSodium: 940mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 66g


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49 comments on “Slow Cooker Coffee Glazed Brisket”

  1. I love red-eye gravy so I know your brisket is killer, Liz!

  2. The TV show Top Chef introduced me to the idea of coffee and meat in the same pan…Thanks to you and Joanne I now have a do-able recipe! Yay! Thank you, Liz =)

  3. Looks tasty! These would make a good little gift too

  4. OMG, so many great ideas above! Your brisket sounds great and that Football Pulled Pork will be on my menu next weekend:@)

  5. Definitely on my must try list. I’m not a coffee drinker, but my hubby is. But, for some reason it is very appealing in recipes…go figure!

  6. Good Morning! This is my first participation in Sunday Supper and I don’t know where to get the code to link to other posts. Can you help me so I can update my blog asap. Thanks so much.

  7. Coffee glazed? That would’ve been nice! We use coffee to cook quite a lot too. Awesome recipe!

  8. A savory piece of meat with coffee, that is the type of recipe I love to try! And MS approved too. Love this recipe LIz!

  9. Love slow cooker meals and the coffee glaze sounds so intriguing! I can imagine how flavorful this brisket must be! Thanks for sharing Liz and enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

  10. You had me at coffee and with brisket, OMG!! Liz you out did yourself with this recipe! Love it!!

  11. Oh boy – that sure sounds and looks good. I have never used coffee for roasting meat and don’t think I’ve ever made brisket. I will make this! Thanks for the idea and recipe.

  12. I agree with your hubby, this does look and sound incredible! I’ll be the coffee gives the brisket an amazing depth of flavor that nothing else could match. Weirdly enough, one year for Thanksgiving I roasted a turkey with coffee beans in the cavity and it was one of the best turkeys we’ve ever had!
    Great recipe and photos, Liz. You’ve made me very, very hungry 🙂

  13. I bet this smelled delicious while it was simmering away!

  14. I loooooovvveeee brisket, but not such a big fan of coffee; however, this recipe might win me over. Thanks for posting!

  15. Using coffee for flavor is such a great idea!

  16. Texans love their brisket, including ME! Although we tend to smoke it down this way, I’m betting my hubby would go nuts for this braised slow cooker brisket!!

  17. I rarely cook brisket, something I should change. And I rarely use my slow cooker, another something I should change! Maybe with this recipe? It looks wonderful! Thanks.

  18. This brisket looks amazing. So tender and juicy! I had never eaten or made brisket before either. This week was a first, but now I really love i! A great meat to cook low and slow!

  19. I LOVE brisket, and this looks absolutely melt-in-your-mouth!

  20. I didn’t grow up on brisket either, but this recipe is definitely worth trying. Perfect for all that cold weather that’s headed our way!

  21. This brisket recipe really is fantastic, Liz! I never make brisket any other way since Joanne turned us on to this. 🙂 I’m so glad you posted this. My EDF’s are in storage.

  22. I can smell this delicious Sunday dinner from here, looks wonderful girl!

  23. This theme is so perfect right now. Winter is all about slow cooked meals, being warm, and enjoying family. This looks fabulous Liz!

  24. Oooh, I have to try brisket in the crockpot!!

  25. Dear Lizzy, This is a beautiful Sunday dinner. One of my favorites. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  26. Whoa!!! If briskets are amazing per se, slow cooked with coffee is to clean the plate and ask for more…

  27. This would be a perfect Sunday Supper in my house, because 1.) It’s comfort food, which is what we always eat Sunday night, 2.) It’s easy (more time to relax), and 3.) We ALWAYS have leftover coffee. Great recipe, Liz!

  28. Liz, I’m just catching up on my blog reading and this recipe has definitely captured my undivided attention. It’s Sunday dinner time here and I’m longing for some of that brisket… Happy New Year!

  29. That sounds amazing, Liz. Happy New Year!! 🙂

  30. Liz this sounds fantastic. We love brisket but most often I make sweet and sour brisket. This recipe using coffee sounds so good. I am definitely making this next Time

  31. I can only imagine how amazing your kitchen smelled as this was cooking – the coffee glaze sounds wonderful!

  32. I can totally see why “incredible’ was the adjective to describe this yummy meal Liz. I think just about everyone loves a dinner like this!

  33. This sounds delicious! I never thought of pairing brisket with coffee, but it looks incredible!

  34. I would say this is incredible too…can’t wait to try it! We eat brisket often, and I love that you adapted it to the slow cooker!

  35. I have the darndest time finding brisket in my neck of the woods. I may just need to head over to Wegman’s to find one but, I’m sure it will be sooooooo worth it! Nothing beats a Sunday brisket in the winter time. Especially with a bit of “caffeine” to spike it up!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Liz. I am so saving this and now I’m off to look at all those other goodies!

  36. This looks so yummy and easy to make. What a great combination!

  37. I’ve never used coffee in a recipe with meat. I can’t wait to give this a try with some cauliflower mash! Delicious!

  38. I grew up eating brisket and the slow cookers is definitely the way to go! You want it to cook for a good long time to become so tender it falls apart. Yours looks amazing.

  39. Coffee interesting! The brisket looks marvelous!

  40. I’m so glad I read this! I love using my slow cooker and I’m always looking for new recipes! looks like a perfect january meal to me!

  41. I don’t have a slow cooker and still cook meat like that on the stovetop with a well sealed lid and it is cooked in 3-4 hours. I am not sure of the advantage of the slow cooker, except maybe it means you can leave the house while it is cooking, which I wouldn’t do with a pot on the stove.

  42. Looking at the photo, it doesn’t scream easy but your recipe IS. It’s a perfect Sunday Supper.

  43. I don’t drink coffee but I love the flavor in cooked and baked dishes. Yum!

  44. What a wonderful flavor that would have, so #SundaySupper worthy!! YUM!!!

  45. I love brisket, made it once and was not happy at all with it. I need to try your recipe and hope my husband doesn’t notice the coffee in it (he’s not a coffee fan at all).

  46. My mother in law made a brisket for Christmas, and it was quite tasty. I think it was the first time I’ve eaten brisket outside of corned beef. The coffee glaze on yours sounds delicious!

  47. I never would think that coffee would go with savory food like this. How very clever. My husband and kids would love this brisket. 🙂

  48. Oooh that looks so good! When it’s damp and chilly out I couldn’t think of anything more comforting and delicious. I love the idea of a coffee glaze!


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