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Bacon Blue Cheese Brisket (Slow Cooker!) from The Food Charlatan
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Bacon Blue Cheese Brisket (Slow Cooker!)

Slow cook your way to bacon-y, brisket-y happiness. This is one of those stupid-easy yet impressive meals. Makes for a great weeknight dinner but is fancy enough for company too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 828kcal
Author Karen

Ingredients

  • 1 pound thick-cut bacon divided
  • 2 large sweet onions
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 & 1/2 pounds flat-cut boneless beef brisket
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon I use Better than Bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper optional
  • 4-6 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook HALF of the bacon over medium heat until it is flexible but not crispy. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate. When cool enough to handle, chop into bite-size pieces and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onions into half or quarter-inch rings and place them in the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  • Generously salt and pepper the brisket.
  • Turn the heat to medium high and add the brisket (don't you dare throw out those bacon drippings, now).
  • Cook for about 2 minutes until brown, then use tongs to carefully turn it. Watch out for splattering! When all sides are brown, turn off the heat.
  • Place the brisket on top of the onions.
  • Discard the leftover bacon grease in the pan.
  • Add the water and bouillon to the hot pan and stir up the browned bits. When the bouillon is dissolved, pour the broth into the slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle with additional cracked pepper if you want.
  • Sprinkle with the cooked bacon.
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 5-7 hours or low for 9-10 hours, or until the meat is fall-apart tender.
  • When you are ready to serve, cook the remaining bacon until crisp, then chop.
  • Serve the brisket sprinkled with bacon and blue cheese. I like to serve with crusty bread so that you can dip it in the broth. It would go great on top of mashed potatoes or creamy polenta, too!

Notes

I couldn't find a brisket this size, so I bought a larger one, cut it, and froze the rest. If you ask your meat department to cut it for you they will.
Source: adapted from Crock-Pot: Made Simple

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 828kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Potassium: 1209mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 6mg