Deli Style Brisket

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 27th
  • Ready In8h 20m
  • Servings16
  • Calories202
My dad used to make this in his deli in New England and it was the menu's top seller. Easy to make in the slow cooker and the best gravy ever!

Deli Style Brisket Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Deli Style Brisket for 16 servings:

  • 4 pounds beef brisket
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water

Deli Style Brisket Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook8h
  • Ready In8h 20m

To cook Deli Style Brisket, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Deli Style Brisket is about 8 hours , and you can serve your Deli Style Brisket within 8 hours 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Deli Style Brisket easily:

  1. 1 Place brisket fat side up into slow cooker, sprinkle garlic powder on top and rub ketchup generously into brisket. Add onion slices all around and on top of meat, add enough water to coat the bottom of the cooker.
  2. 2 Cook on Low, all day, for the most tender brisket you will ever eat.
  3. 3 For gravy, remove brisket from the slow cooker, and increase temperature to High. Mix flour with 1/4 cup water, add to pot, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 202 calories; 15.7 grams of fat; 2.6 grams of carbohydrates; 12 grams of protein; 47 milligrams of cholesterol; 73 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 15th 2009

    I took this recipe and sort of ran with it. I used 1 can of condensed tomato soup with two and a half cans of water instead of ketchup, 1 packet of onion soup dip mix, a few healthy shakes ...

  2. May 8th 2007

    used sweet baby ray's hot and spicy bbq sauce instead of ketchup and gave it a little kick.

  3. Apr 11th 2007

    The gravy to this was awesome! I took the advice of one reviewer and sliced the meat after 3/4 hours. I also added beef broth (just enough to cover the beef) at that point to make certain ...

  4. Jan 5th 2006

    This is the perfect base for pot roast sandwiches. For better color and flavor, brown the brisket on the stovetop before placing in the crockpot. An hour before done, I added some sliced on ...

  5. Dec 3rd 2005

    Added Tony Cacheres (I live in Southern Louisiana, we have to have more spice)And extra salt and pepper to taste, and cornstarch to desired consistancy. They were right, gravy is to die for ...

  6. Oct 2nd 2005

    Nicki,The brisket was cooked in a crockpot for 9 hours, and prepared exactly what the recipe called for. I did however, have to made adjustments because I made it for 5 people only. ...

  7. Mar 12th 2005

    When I was preparing this unusual recipe, my husband was watching..after I poured the ketchup on and rubbed it all over the meat, he looked horrified and exclaimed "If you don't feel like co ...

  8. Dec 29th 2004

    This was the first time I've made brisket, and it came out wonderful! The only tip for those of you whose meat dried out: check how it is looking after about 3-4 hours. I cut the meat up at ...

  9. Dec 5th 2002

    ALWAYS turns out wonderful! Had not tried cooking Brisket, although loved eating it, as always sounded complicated to make, until I found this recipe. Always tender and so simple and economi ...