Slow Cooked Coffee Glazed Brisket
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!
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.
- 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.
- Worcestershire Sauce – Adds umami, the savory sense of taste.
- Soy Sauce – Also a source of umami.
How to Make
- Heat the oil in a Dutch Oven.
- Season and Sear the Brisket.
- Make sure both sides are nicely browned.
- 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.
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
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.
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.
In a 325° oven, the brisket will be tender in 2½ to 3 hours.
- Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are a must for a side dish
- Angel Biscuits
- Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Italian Sauteed Green Beans
- Honey Balsamic Roast Carrots
- Simple Arugula Salad
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Slow Cooked Coffee Glazed Brisket Recipe
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
- 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.
- Preheat your oven to 325º.
- Combine the remaining ingredients, place the brisket in a Dutch oven, and pour sauce over the brisket.
- Cover and bake in 325º oven for 2½-3 hours, flipping halfway through cooking time.
- Check the beef and if it shreds easily with a fork, it's done.
- Remove to a cutting board and slice against the grain.
- Place the slices back in the Dutch oven to allow slices to absorb some of the pan juices. Serve with sauce.
- 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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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 837Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 240mgSodium: 940mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 66g
49 Comments on “Slow Cooked Coffee Glazed Brisket”
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!
I LOVE brisket, and this looks absolutely melt-in-your-mouth!
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!
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.
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!!
Using coffee for flavor is such a great idea!
I loooooovvveeee brisket, but not such a big fan of coffee; however, this recipe might win me over. Thanks for posting!
I bet this smelled delicious while it was simmering away!
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 🙂
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.
You had me at coffee and with brisket, OMG!! Liz you out did yourself with this recipe! Love it!!
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 🙂
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!
Coffee glazed? That would’ve been nice! We use coffee to cook quite a lot too. Awesome recipe!
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.
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!
OMG, so many great ideas above! Your brisket sounds great and that Football Pulled Pork will be on my menu next weekend:@)
Looks tasty! These would make a good little gift too
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 =)
I love red-eye gravy so I know your brisket is killer, Liz!