Slow Cooker Brisket Tacos: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

Are you a fan of tender and flavorful brisket? Look no further! This slow cooker brisket recipe is a game-changer. Simmered with chiles and spices, this brisket is incredibly easy to shred, making it perfect for tacos, nachos, burritos, salads, or any other creation you desire!

All About This Slow Cooked Brisket

  • Quick and Easy: With the convenience of the slow cooker, this recipe is a set-it-and-forget-it meal. Perfect for busy weekdays or weekends when you don’t have much time to spare.
  • Versatile: The shredded brisket from this recipe can be used in a variety of dishes such as burrito bowls, nachos, enchiladas, tacos, or salads. The possibilities are endless!

Ingredients needed for making brisket tacos

Notes on Some Ingredients

  • Brisket: For this recipe, we’re using a flat cut brisket, typically weighing around 3-5 pounds. It’s not necessary to use a whole packer cut like you would for smoked brisket.
  • Poblano Pepper: Feel free to adjust the amount or type of chili pepper used in this recipe. You can substitute with jalapenos, Serranos, or anchos for different levels of heat.

How to Make Shredded Brisket for Tacos (Step-by-Step)

  1. Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients: Start by de-seeding and chopping the poblano pepper (you can leave the seeds if you want more heat). Chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. Step 2: Add the Ingredients to the Slow Cooker: Place the brisket in the slow cooker fat side up to retain moisture. Add the chopped ingredients and pour beef broth over the top.
  3. Step 3: Serving: After you shred the cooked meat, keep the cooking juice. Strain it and skim off the grease. Spoon some of this juice over the shredded meat to keep it moist. Store any extra juice in the fridge to use when reheating leftovers.
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Bowl of shredded Mexican brisket for tacos

How to Serve

Here are some exciting ways to enjoy the delicious shredded beef:

  • Make Brisket Tacos: Heat up some corn tortillas, fill them with the shredded meat, and add your favorite toppings.
  • Enchilada Filling: Use the shredded beef as a filling for enchiladas. Follow the instructions in our “How to Make Tex Mex Enchiladas using ANY Filling” recipe.
  • Brisket Burritos: Fill a large flour tortilla with the shredded brisket and any other fillings you desire. You can even use it in a “Smothered Burrito” recipe.
  • Low Carb Option: Grill some fajita vegetables by slicing bell peppers and onions and cooking them in a cast-iron skillet. Season with salt and pepper for a caramelized flavor that pairs perfectly with the brisket.


Q: Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?
A: While this recipe specifically calls for a flat cut brisket, you can experiment with other cuts. However, keep in mind that the cooking times and results may vary.

Q: Can I make this recipe spicier?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the amount or type of chili pepper used to suit your taste preferences.

Q: Can I freeze the leftover brisket?
A: Yes, you can freeze the leftover brisket for future use. Be sure to store it in an airtight container or freezer bag to maintain freshness.


This slow cooker brisket recipe is a must-try! Its versatility and mouthwatering flavors make it a hit for any occasion. Whether you’re making tacos, enchiladas, or burritos, the tender and juicy shredded brisket will elevate your dishes to the next level. So grab your slow cooker and get ready to indulge in the deliciousness of Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!

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