Slow-Cooker Molasses Smoked Brisket

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

When an outdoor smoker isn’t an option, this mouthwatering molasses brisket is the next best thing. A little liquid smoke will infuse the brisket with rich BBQ flavor and braising it in the crockpot ensures it will be super tender and juicy!


Slow-Cooker Molasses Smoked Brisket

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Beef Brisket
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 1 day 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 1 day 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 pkg ButcherBox Beef Brisket

Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp coriander
  • 1 Tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Braising Liquid

  • 3 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • ½ c molasses
  • ¼ c tomato paste
  • 2 c beef stock
  • 1 ea onion sliced
  • 1 ea carrot chopped


  • Remove brisket from package, pat dry, salt well, place on wire rack on baking sheet and refrigerate overnight uncovered.
  • Mix ingredients for dry rub together and rub all over brisket. Preheat cast iron pan on high heat and sear all sides of brisket. Set aside.
  • Turn slow-cooker on the high setting and place braising liquid and vegetables inside and mix together.
  • Add brisket to slow-cooker, cover and cook for 2 hours. After 2 hours on high reduce cooking temperature to the low setting and cook for additional 4 hours or until brisket is fork tender.
  • Let brisket rest in slow-cooker for 20 minutes before slicing against the grain.
  • After brisket has rested and removed from braising liquid, place liquid and vegetables in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Serve with sliced brisket and enjoy!
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