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’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!
Coffee glaze..how interesting! The brisket looks marvelous!
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.
I’ve never used coffee in a recipe with meat. I can’t wait to give this a try with some cauliflower mash! Delicious!
This looks so yummy and easy to make. What a great combination!
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!
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!
This sounds delicious! I never thought of pairing brisket with coffee, but it looks incredible!
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!
I can only imagine how amazing your kitchen smelled as this was cooking – the coffee glaze sounds wonderful!
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
That sounds amazing, Liz. Happy New Year!! 🙂
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!
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!
Whoa!!! If briskets are amazing per se, slow cooked with coffee is to clean the plate and ask for more…
Dear Lizzy, This is a beautiful Sunday dinner. One of my favorites. Blessings dear. Catherine xo
Oooh, I have to try brisket in the crockpot!!
This theme is so perfect right now. Winter is all about slow cooked meals, being warm, and enjoying family. This looks fabulous Liz!
I can smell this delicious Sunday dinner from here, looks wonderful girl!
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.
Same here, Mary! It’s the BEST!!!