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

This Oven Brisket Recipe is a delicious, comforting recipe that’s perfect on a chilly night. Plus, it can also be made in your slow cooker!

Coffee Blazed Brisket slices on a white dinner plate.

Why You Must Make

  • This was the first brisket recipe I ever cooked and my family fell in love with this cut of beef.
  • It can be cooked slowly in the oven or in a slow cooker. Most of the recipe is hands-off.
  • Besides being delicious, the whole house is filled with a tantalizing aroma as this cooks.

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 my best brisket recipe.

Ingredient Notes

  • Kitchen Staples – Kosher Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, Garlic, Canola Oil
  • Beef Brisket – Thin first cut if possible, about 3 pounds
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee – Instant works well if you’re not a coffee drinker
  • Ketchup – I keep Heinz brand on hand.
  • Chili Sauce – Also use Heinz brand.
  • Honey 
  • Worcestershire Sauce – Adds umami, the savory sense of taste.
  • Soy Sauce – Also a source of umami.

How to Make

Coffee Glazed Brisket Process shots 1,2.
  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch Oven.
  2. Season and Sear the Brisket.
Coffee Glazed Brisket Process shots 3,4.
  1. Make sure both sides are nicely browned.
  2. Mix the glaze ingredients and add to the brisket. Cover the Dutch oven and cook until tender, about 2 ½ to 3 hours, flipping it half way through the cooking time. Cool slightly, cut against the grain, and serve.
Coffee Glazed Brisket with sugar snap peas and mashed potatoes on a white plate viewed from above.

Beef Brisket in a Slow Cooker

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, with just one flip of the brisket half way through, dinner is served!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Brisket?

Brisket is a cut of beef that is from the breast area under the first five ribs. There are 2 cuts: the flat cut which is more expensive and has less fat and the point cut which is more flavorful. Brisket requires a long slow cooking time to become tender.

How Do You Cook Brisket?

Since brisket is a tough cut of meat, it requires a longer, slower cooking time to tenderize. It can be cooked in the oven, in a slow cooker or by indirect heat on a grill.

How Long Does It Take to Cook Brisket in an Oven?

In a 325° oven, the brisket will be tender in 2½  to 3 hours.

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Coffee Blazed Brisket | That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Slow Cooked Coffee Glazed Brisket Recipe

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

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


  • 3 pounds beef brisket (thin first cut if possible)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup freshly brewed coffee
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven. Season brisket with salt and pepper. Add the brisket, and fat side down and cook until well browned, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  2. Preheat your oven to 325º.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients, place the brisket in a Dutch oven, and pour sauce over the brisket.
  4. Cover and bake in 325º oven for 2½-3 hours, flipping halfway through cooking time.
  5. Check the beef and if it shreds easily with a fork, it's done.
  6. Remove to a cutting board and slice against the grain.
  7. Place the slices back in the Dutch oven to allow slices to absorb some of the pan juices. Serve with sauce.
  8. Alternatively, you may cook in a slow cooker on low for 8 hours, flipping at the halfway mark.


May cook in a slow cooker or in the oven.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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


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