Slow Cooker Hanukkah Beef Brisket: A Tender and Flavorful Delight

Are you in search of the perfect beef brisket recipe? Look no further! Our slow cooker beef brisket is tender, flavorful, and falls apart with every bite. Paired with a sweet and tangy sauce, this dish is an absolute crowd-pleaser. Whether it’s for your annual Hanukkah dinner party or any occasion, this recipe is a keeper!

Modern white baking dish with sliced beef brisket and sauce poured over top

Perfecting the Recipe

Creating the ultimate beef brisket recipe took years of trial and error. Since we only make brisket once a year for our Hanukkah dinner party, it took a few attempts to get it just right. But the time invested was well worth it because this recipe is a winner!

The Slow Cooker Advantage

Traditionally, Hanukkah brisket recipes call for braising in the oven at 350°F for 3 to 4 hours. However, to achieve an ultra-tender, melt-in-your-mouth brisket, we recommend going low and slow. And what’s the easiest way to do that? The slow cooker, of course!

For this recipe, 10 hours on low heat is ideal, resulting in a ridiculously tender piece of meat. It’s so tender that it practically falls apart when you try to serve it. Tip: Instead of using tongs, opt for a thin, wide spatula for easy handling.

Extreme closeup of a fork flaking off pieces of ultra tender slow cooker beef brisket
Sliced beef brisket arranged in a baking dish, smothered in a thick sauce

Make-ahead Convenience

One of the best things about this recipe is that it practically requires you to make it ahead of time. Start your slow cooker in the morning before you plan to serve it, and then transfer the cooked brisket with its self-made sauce to the fridge overnight. The next day, simply slice and reheat it in the oven before serving.

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This two-day process yields a tender, juicy, and flavorful brisket that will become your go-to Hanukkah recipe. However, don’t limit it to just one holiday; it’s perfect for any occasion!


1. Can I scale up the recipe for a larger piece of brisket? Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the recipe for a larger brisket, as long as it fits in your slow cooker. If you need to make more than one batch, you can combine the sauces and save time.

2. How many servings does this recipe make? This recipe is designed for a 4 to 5-pound brisket and yields approximately 6 to 8 servings depending on portion sizes and accompanying sides.


Our slow cooker Hanukkah beef brisket is a true crowd-pleaser. With its tender texture, delicious flavor, and make-ahead convenience, this recipe will surely become a tradition in your home. Don’t wait for Hanukkah to enjoy it—make it for any special occasion or even a simple Sunday night supper. Give our recipe a try and discover the joy of a perfectly cooked brisket!

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