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Beef Brisket Tacos

  • Author: Jessi Heggan
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 8 Hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow-cooker
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 23 lbs beef brisket
  • 12 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups broth

Optional Toppings


  1. Mix together all of the spices in a small bowl and then liberally season the brisket on both sides. Set aside
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the brisket and sear both sides for about 1 minute and then remove from the pan.
  3. Add the onions and quickly sauté for about one minute and them and the brisket to a slow cooker.
  4. Add the stock and cook on high for about 8 hours or until the brisket falls apart.
  5. Prepare taco shells and toppings and then shred the brisket. Build tacos according to personal preference and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 4

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