This to-die-for Easy Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Brisket is tender, smokey, slightly spicy, and super flavorful. It’s everything you love about chipotle flavors with all there is to love about a fantastic cut of beef.
Place garlic, lemon juice, brown sugar, oil, salt, black pepper, oregano, onion powder, cumin, chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce in a small food processor. Pulse until well combined, and a paste is formed.
MARINADE THE BRISKET:
Rub the brisket with the chipotle paste, rubbing it thoroughly on all sides. If time permits, leave for 30 minutes to 24 hours in the fridge, but I rarely do this.
Place orange juice, chicken broth, liquid smoke, and bay leaves in the slow cooker; mix to combine. Add seasoned brisket into a slow cooker. Cover with the lid.
Slow cook for 8 hours (1.5 kg / 3 lb) to 10 hours (2 kg / 4 lb).
When the time is over, remove the brisket onto a plate or tray.
REDUCE THE SAUCE
Strain the cooking juices. Pour cooking juices in slow cooker into a saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat and reduce until it thickens to a syrup consistency, about 10 - 15 minutes.
CARAMELIZE IN THE OVEN
Turn on the broil of your oven. Line one baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking oil.
Place brisket onto a baking sheet, baste generously with sauce, broil for 3 – 4 minutes. Then remove and baste again, then return to oven for 3 – 4 more minutes until it caramelizes.
Cover the brisket with foil and let it rest 15 – 20 minutes before slicing. Slice brisket thinly across the grain and serve with remaining sauce.
STORE: This will keep well in the refrigerator for about 4 - 5 days. Reheat it in a low oven, wrapped in aluminum foil, for 20-25 minutes or so.FREEZER: The brisket can be frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat, defrost it in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then cover it tightly with foil and reheat in a 300°F oven until hot, at least 30 minutes.PRO TIPS:
When you order the brisket from your butcher, ask for a neat-shaped whole piece, trimmed of any excess fat on the side.
If the meat is so tender that it falls apart when you try to cut it, try cutting the meat with a very sharp knife in one direction only, in a smooth, even stroke. Don't run your knife back and forth.
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