Slow Cooked Beef Brisket in Wine

Savory Slow Cooked Beef Brisket in Wine is exquisite!  It is made with thyme, garlic, carrots, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, onions and red wine!  Then it is slowly cooked in a slow cooker until the meat is tender and falls apart. Delish!

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket in Wine

Everyone loves this recipe for our brisket, and it makes enough to feed a large family and still have leftovers.  Make it on Sunday, and then serve the leftovers during the week for another easy dinner. The flavorful red wine gravy goes perfectly over the meat and with a side of our cheesy mini biscuits, and best creamy mashed potatoes. YUM!

Plus, this recipe can be easily adapted to a Crockpot, Instant Pot, or Slow Cooker. 

A raw piece of beef brisket inside a slow cooker with fresh thyme on top.

Tips for Success…

  • The addition of onions and green peppers to the wine gravy enhances the flavor of this brisket as they dissolve while slowly cooking. So don’t leave them out.
  • Therefore, we highly recommend using an electric mini chopper to mince (and even puree) the onions and peppers as finely as possible.
A white platter with pieces of sliced brisket with carrots and gravy.
 

Serve this brisket with a side of our easy garlic mashed potatoes, or creamy mashed potatoes to soak up some of that delicious gravy.

This is our family’s recipe for oven-baked brisket, and everyone goes bonkers over it! But whether you make the brisket in the oven or your electric slow cooker, it always comes out perfect every time!

How to Make Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket In Wine?

Ingredients Needed for this Recipe:

  • 1 boneless beef brisket (3 pounds)
  • coarse salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder
  • bunch sprigs of fresh thyme (about 7 to 8)
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 4 garlic cloves- thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper minced or pureed
  • 1 onion- minced
  • 3 carrots- chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes- halved
  • 1 package (1-oz) McCormick Au Jus Gravy mix
  • 2 cups water

Directions to make our Slow-Cooked Brisket:

Let’s discuss the steps to making our brisket in our slow cooker appliance: (*Full recipe card below!)

1. First, season the brisket generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and place it into the slow cooker, facing the side with the fat on the bottom.

A raw piece of brisket inside a Slow Cooke with fresh thyme on top.

2. Next, add the sprigs of thyme on top and pour in the red wine.  Turn the slow cooker on HIGH. 

3. Scatter around the brisket with the garlic, green pepper, onion, carrots, and cherry tomatoes evenly.

4. Meantime, mix one package of au jus gravy mix with 2 cups of water, and stir until it’s completely dissolved.  Pour over and around the brisket.

5. Cover and cook on “Highuntil the brisket is tender, about 4.5 to 5 hours. Transfer brisket to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain.  NOTE: The meat is so tender, it may fall apart as you slice. 

6. Then transfer the meat onto a deep serving platter, spoon vegetables and gravy around the meat, and serve!   It’s that easy!!

In the meantime, enjoy this recipe, and have a great day!

Sliced brisket meat with carrots in a white serving dish.

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Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Savory Slow Cooked Beef Brisket in a Wine

A raw piece of beef brisket inside a slow cooker with fresh thyme on top.
Savory Beef Brisket is made with fresh thyme, garlic, carrots, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, onions and red wine!  Then slowly cooked in a slow cooker (or in the oven) until the meat is tender and falls apart. Delish!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef brisket (3 pounds)
  • coarse salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder
  • bunch sprigs of fresh thyme (about 7 to 8)
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 4 garlic cloves- thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper-minced or pureed
  • 1 onion- minced
  • 3 carrots- chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes- halved
  • 1 package (1-oz) McCormick Au Jus Gravy mix
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Season brisket generously with salt, pepper and garlic powder; place into the slow cooker, facing the side with the fat on the bottom of cooker.
  2. Add the sprigs of thyme on top. Pour in red wine.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on HIGH. Scatter garlic, green pepper, onion, carrots, and cherry tomatoes evenly and around the brisket.
  4. Meantime, mix one package of au jus gravy mix with 2 cups of water, and stir until it's completely dissolved. Pour over and around the brisket.
  5. Cover and cook on High until the brisket is tender, about 4.5 to 5 hours.
  6. Transfer brisket to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes, then slice thinly against the grain. Meat is so tender, it may fall apart as you slice.
  7. Transfer slices of meat onto a deep serving platter, spoon vegetables around the meat.
  8. Ladle all the gravy over the meat and serve.
  9. Serves 6

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 2.9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgCarbohydrates: 26.7gFiber: 3.9gSugar: 6.4gProtein: 16.2g

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10 Comments

  1. OMG make this the other night for dinner. Even better than you can imagine. Thanks ladies for yet another easy/simple recipe that is beyond delicious. Marilyn Stevenson

    1. Thanks Roz, this is the only recipe for a brisket we've ever known and the wine gravy is something we have been doing for as long as we can remember. Hope you enjoy this one.