BBQ Beef Brisket

(serves 4 - 6 people)


  • WM Meats whole beef brisket
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp EACH black pepper, onion powder, mustard powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Place Rub in a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Rub all over WM Meats brisket with your hands. If time permits, leave for 30 minutes – 24 hours in the fridge.
  3. Combine BBQ Sauce ingredients in a slow cooker. Mix then add the brisket – squish it in if needed.
  4. Slow cook in slow cooker for 8 hours (1.5kg) to 10 hours (2 kg).
  5. Remove brisket onto a tray.
  6. Pour liquid in slow cooker into a saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium high heat and reduce until it thickens to a syrup consistency (it thickens more as it cools).
  7. Meanwhile, drizzle brisket with oil then roast in a 200C/390F oven for 15 minutes until brown spots appear. Remove then baste generously with Sauce, then return to oven for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and baste again, then return to oven for 5 – 10 minutes until it caramelises.

TO SERVE: Slice brisket thinly across the grain and serve with remaining BBQ Sauce. This is terrific served as a meal with sides or piled high onto rolls with Coleslaw as sliders.

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