Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket

Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket is delightfully tender slow-cooked beef with a cranberry barbecue sauce.
Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket

Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

#CranberryWeek  has arrived! I have been looking forward to this. For the entire week I am teaming up with my fellow food blogging friends to bring you some of our favorite cranberry recipes, from appetizer to dessert and everything in between.

For today, I have my recipe for slow cooker cranberry brisket which I have made using a small brisket piece I got at the market. You can really use any size that fits into your slow cooker. The liquid will cook it in amounts up to 3-4 pounds of meat. And that is if you want adequate sauce.

I based this recipe on an old recipe for cranberry chicken which I first tried on Recipezaar years ago that used cranberry sauce, onion soup mix and French dressing. That was an interesting take, which reminded me of cranberry bbq- so I took the same idea and applied it here to the brisket.

The meat works out nicely piled on the plate or you could also put it on sandwich buns for a brisket sandwich. Great side dishes for this would be things like sweet potatoes or potatoes gratin and perhaps a kale salad or sauteed greens. Perhaps you can pair it with one of the recipes from other bloggers below! Don’t forget to scroll down and take a peek!

Tomorrow I have my recipe for Cranberry-Sage breakfast sausage set to post so be sure to stop by for that. Until  next time-


Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket

Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket


  • 1 small beef brisket section  (1.5-2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1  teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 14 ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce (or homemade equivalent)
  • 1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce


  1. Season beef with salt and pepper; place in a slow cooker.
  2. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over beef.
  3. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove meat to a platter and allow to rest 15 minutes.
  5. While meat is resting, skim fat from pan sauce and place in a saucepan; cook over low heat until sauce reduces and thickens, about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve meat sliced with sauce.

From the kitchen of

Slow Cooker Cranberry Brisket

Welcome to #CranberryWeek, hosted by Caroline’s Cooking and A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We’ll be sharing cranberry-inspired creations all week long in celebration of national cranberry day. Search #CranberryWeek to keep up to date and follow the #CranberryWeek Pinterest board for more cranberry inspiration. But first, see all the other cranberry recipes being shared today:

Check back each and every day for new Cranberry recipes!

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8 responses

  1. I must try this recipe, soon! The weather’s surprisingly cold in LA this time of year and this slow cooker meal might be just what the doctor ordered!

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