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And now, on to the food...
For Christmas, one of my friends gave me a jar of homemade Bacon Root Beer BBQ sauce. Whoa?! Why had I never had that before?!?! The combination was pure genius! I decided to take the three main ingredients and make a brisket smothered in it. (You know how I love a brisket!) It was simple and oh so flavorful. Plus...it was cooked in my slow cooker all day and ready for me when I returned home. Just the best kind of meal!
2-3 pound brisket (it will be in the meat case at the grocery store. It will most likely say "trimmed".)
5 slices of bacon
1 can of Root Beer
1 bottle of BBQ sauce (about 18 oz)
2 cups beef stock (or water)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Lots of salt and pepper
Heat vegetable oil in large pot over medium-high heat, salt and pepper FAT SIDE OF BRISKET and lay down in pot to brown 4-5 minutes. While that side is browning, salt and pepper the other side that's now facing up. Flip brisket over (so now the fat side is up) and brown the other side an additional 4-5 minutes.
In your slow cooker, place your browned brisket in the bottom fat side up. Lay your bacon across the brisket. Pour Root Beer, BBQ sauce and stock over the top. Close the lid and cook on low all day (8 to 10 hours) or on high 4 to 5 hours.
Remove brisket from slow cooker and let it rest about 10 minutes on the counter (covered with foil to keep it warm). Slice brisket and then serve it with some sauce from the slow cooker.
Easy and very flavorful! You'll be so happy to come home and have this cooking away in your slow cooker.