Simple Crockpot Recipe– Beef “Brisket”


Normally I share crockpot recipes on Tuesday.  Well, it’s not Tuesday but I have a new recipe for you today.  This recipe was inspired when my husband came home raving about the Brisket he had for lunch at Giant Eagle Market district one day.

It’s the perfect summer dinner because it no oven is required so your house won’t heat up.  In addition, you can enjoy spending time out in the nice weather and come home and have dinner done.

While I didn’t have the traditional beef brisket cut in my freezer, I did have some London Broil that I got for a great price at Bottom Dollar Food.  According to my research beef brisket and london broil are both Flank steaks with Brisket being fattier.  So I figured the London Broil would work well with a Brisket recipe.

So here’s the super simple Beef Brisket Crockpot recipe I served up for supper.


  • 2.5 lbs London Broil
  • 2 Onions sliced
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • Corn starch to thicken gravy


I placed my Frozen London Broil in the bottom of the crockpot.  Then sprinkled the garlic powder all over the top.

The next step is to spread the ketchup over the garlic.


Spread the sliced onion on top and all around the roast.  Then pour in enough water to cover the bottom of the crockpot.


I turned my Crockpot on High for 5 hours and turned it to low for about 2 1/2 hours.  At this point the meat and onions were nice and tender.  In fact the meat broke apart as I took it out of the Crockpot to make the sauce.

For the sauce, I poured the liquid from the crockpot into a sauce pan.  I added a water/cornstarch mixture and turned on high for several minutes until it started to thicken up a bit.

To serve, the beef “brisket” would be great with some french bread.  I didn’t have any of that so I made some quick-serve barley and cut up some fresh red and yellow peppers I had bought at Aldis for 99 cents.

The meal was a hit with everyone.  My husband told me that it wasn’t exactly the same as the Beef Brisket from Giant Eagle, but it was very good and he really enjoyed it.   That’s reason enough for me to make it again.

Recipe based on Deli Style Brisket from

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