Corned beef burnt ends

Brisket “Burnt Ends”

Last Updated on June 9, 2021

This corned beef brisket burnt ends recipe will get you deliciously fall-apart morsels of barbecue brisket in a few hours of slow cooking. Though not the traditional all-day smoked burnt ends you’d find at a Texas BBQ, this hack is a quick and easy way to get a taste of barbecue at home.

Braised Brisket Burnt Ends

A quick and easy way to get BBQ-style burnt ends.
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Protein: Beef
Cut: Corned Beef Brisket
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 ButcherBox Corned Beef Brisket
  • 1 spice packet (included with BB corned beef)
  • 1 Haven's Kitchen Tangy BBQ Sauce packet (Alt: You can use 5 ounces of your preferred BBQ sauce.)
  • 2 cups Guinness (Alt: You can use any other stout or dark beer.)


  • Add the brisket, spice packet, Guinness, and half of the BBQ sauce packet to crockpot and cook on high for 5 hours. (Reserve the other half of the BBQ sauce for later.)
  • Once corned beef is fork-tender, keep in crockpot on warm for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from crockpot and cut into cubes.
  • Preheat nonstick sauté pan over medium heat.
  • Add corned beef, 1 cup of liquid from crockpot, and remaining BBQ sauce.
  • Simmer until liquid is nearly gone. Serve with your fave BBQ fixings.
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Yankel Polak is the Head Chef at ButcherBox.