Savory Slow Cooked Beef Brisket in Wine Gravy
Savory Slow Cooked Beef Brisket in Wine Gravy 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!
Everyone loves this recipe for our brisket, and it makes enough for you to serve it twice in one week! Serve it on a Sunday night, then reheat leftovers on the following Tuesday. The flavorful red wine gravy goes perfectly over the meat and over a side of mashed potatoes. YUM!
I haven’t made a beef brisket in a long time, and while I was visiting my daughter 2 weeks ago, I made one using her slow cooker (remember I mentioned that her stove died the day I arrived).
Luckily she owns a Breville slow cooker (she received as a wedding gift) and we used it all week long. It was real easy to clean too.
Well, this brisket turned out so amazing and so delicious! I actually made it twice in one week!
The second time I made it (which I was able to photograph) I threw in some chopped potatoes and then realized after they almost melted away, I wasn’t crazy about how it changed the flavor to the gravy.
As a result, I truly prefer making the brisket the original way- without any potatoes, of which that recipe is posted below.
The key ingredients that makes this wine gravy so flavorful are the onions and green peppers. They usually completely dissolve into the wine gravy while cooking.
And therefore, I highly recommend using an electric mini chopper to mince (and even puree) the onions and peppers as finely as possible.
Serve this brisket with a side of our easy garlic mashed potatoes to soak up some of that delicious gravy.
This is our family’s recipe and we usually slow cook the brisket in a wine gravy in the oven. But whether you make the brisket in the oven or in your electric slow cooker, it always comes out perfect every time!
Make Savory Slow Cooked Beef Brisket In Wine Gravy:
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.
Add the sprigs of thyme on top and pour in the red wine. Turn the slow cooker on HIGH. Scatter garlic, green pepper, onion, carrots, and cherry tomatoes evenly and around the brisket.
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.
Cover and cook on High until 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. Meat is so tender, it may fall apart as you slice. Then transfer the meat onto a deep serving platter, spoon vegetables and gravy around the meat and serve! It’s that easy!!
If you have any tips or recipes for cooking a brisket, please tell us in your comments below. We’d would love to share your recipes with everyone!
Also, you can try our Oven-Baked Brisket.
In the meantime, enjoy this recipe and have a great day!
Savory Slow Cooked Beef Brisket in a Wine Gravy
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
Glad you enjoyed this one Marilyn! xo Liz
I have a similar recipe with red wine which I love. I think tender slow-roasted beef brisket is one of my favorite comfort foods in chilly weather. Now my mouth is watering 🙂
OURS TOO! Have a great week Sue!
Brisket is such a homey dish. There are so many recipes for it and this one sounds great!
I know Abbe. Would love to try new ones soon! Have a great week!
Perfect time of year for a slow-cooked roast that falls apart on a fork! Love the wine gravy! Mmmm!
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.
Thanks Joanne, this one is definitely a winner when serving a crowd. Enjoy!