A Deliciously Tasty Brisket Soup Recipe

Brisket is the name for the cut of meat along the breast/lower half of a cow. Technically speaking, brisket has two cuts – the Flat or Thin Cut (which is a large rectangle and the pricier of the two cuts) or the Point Cut (an uneven-thickness cut that is often used for BBQ).

Brisket is celebrated cross-culturally – from traditional Chinese beef brisket soup to Korea to Germany and beyond. And brisket is the National Dish of the Lone Star State. It can be cooked successfully in a number of ways – often including consistent basting while cooking.

Brisket is recognized to be one of the tougher cuts of beef, so it is quite a benefit to choose a recipe that allows it to cook for an extended period of time. In the game of brisket – whether cooking, roasting, smoking – etc. – a low temperature and extended cooking times are what it is all about if you seek a juicy and succulent brisket that melts in your mouth.

This recipe for a Slow Cooker Beef Brisket and Vegetable Soup will become a go-to comfort food for you and your family for years to come.

How to Make a Deliciously Tasty Brisket Soup Recipe

Brisket and vegetable soup that is made in the slow cooker is super simple, affordable, and ultra-satisfying. After cooking for hours and absorbing the various marriage of flavors and spices, the meat begins to fall apart, while the carrots, potatoes, and celery are cooked to perfection.

  • Preparation Time – 15 minutes.
  • Cooking Time – 7 hours.
  • Total Prep & Cook Time – 7 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Serves – 6.

The List of Ingredients For this Slow Cooker Brisket Soup Recipe

The secret to great brisket is a well-trimmed piece of meat that is fresh and never frozen.

  • 2 Pounds of Beef Brisket – The cut of the brisket is your choice.
    Pro-tip – You can swap out the brisket for a roast if you have a preference or simply can’t find a brisket at the local grocer or butcher.
  • 1 Cup of Baby Carrots – Cut Them in Half or Chop Roughly.
  • 4 Celery Stalks – Chopped.
  • 1 Yellow Onion – Diced.
  • 12 Fingerling Potatoes – Cut Into Bite Sized Pieces.
    Pro-tip – any potato will do, but when roasted, fingerlings, because they are naturally smaller than typical potatoes, become crispy on the exterior but soft and creamy on the inside.
  • 1 Cup of Mushrooms – Chopped.
  • 4 Cups of Beef Broth.
    Pro-tip – If you have the extra time, make your own beef broth. If not, be sure that you choose a good quality, low-sodium beef broth at the supermarket.
  • 1 Cup of Water.
  • 1 Teaspoon of Dried Thyme.
  • ½ Teaspoon of Black Pepper.
  • ¼ Teaspoon of Oregano.
  • ⅛ Teaspoon of Salt.

Optional Garnish for Brisket and Vegetable Soup

  • Finely shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Fresh cilantro.
  • Thin slices of avocado.

Cooking Directions for This Brisket Soup Recipe

This recipe, which is crafted using the slow cooker, for this tasty brisket soup with vegetables is both delicious and incredibly hearty & satisfying.

Step One

  • In a large slow cooker, add the brisket, carrots, celery, onion, potatoes, and mushrooms.
  • Pour the beef broth and water on top of these ingredients.
  • Sprinkle the measured thyme, black pepper, oregano, and salt over the top.
  • Lightly mix the vegetable, spices, and broth/water to make sure the spices are incorporated. Note that you can add any sturdy vegetable to this delicious and warming brisket soup – the choice is yours.

Step Two

  • Cover and set the slow cooker’s temperature based on how much time you have given yourself to make the brisket soup.
    • Cook on low for 10 hours or,
    • Cook on high for 6 – 7 hours.

When the beef brisket has been cooked thoroughly, the meat should easily shred apart.

  • When tender enough, use two forks, and shred the beef brisket in the pot.
  • Cover and cook this tasty brisket soup for about 10 – 20 additional minutes on a high heat setting. Note – if you swapped the brisket for a roast, adjust the time as follows to ensure the meat cooks correctly –
  • Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.
  • Cook on high for 4 – 6 hours.

Step Three

  • Add pepper and salt to taste (if desired).
  • Ladle, add optional garnish and serve hot.
What Side Dish Options Pair Well with Brisket Soup?

The reality is that for most, this tasty brisket soup eats like a complete meal, so it is not unusual to enjoy the soup by itself. Suggested side dishes for this brisket soup include –

  • Homemade dinner rolls.
  • Saltine or oyster crackers.
  • Side salad with a bright, fresh vinaigrette.
  • Warm bread and melted butter.
  • Cole Slaw – but prepare it at least a few hours ahead of time to ensure the veggies have soaked up the flavors. For a variation, make it apple-cabbage slaw.
  • Corn on the Cob.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes.
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
  • Corn Pudding.


How does this Brisket and Vegetable Soup Store? Does it Freeze Well?

This delicious soup can easily store in your refrigerator for a maximum of three days. If you plan to wait longer than three days, consider freezing the leftover soup, as this tasty brisket soup recipe freezes well.

It is recommended that this soup be frozen in zip lock bags, with as much air removed before freezing. If stored properly, this soup can stay yummy and fresh in the freezer for 6 to 12 months. The recommended reheating method is to place the frozen soup in the fridge and allow it to thaw overnight before reheating. You might want to add a little water prior to reheating the soup on the stovetop.

Can I Use Other Vegetables for this Brisket Soup Recipe?

Yes. If you prefer or have other vegetables that you would like to use for this brisket recipe, know that most work very well. This recipe includes classic veggies, but many people may add fresh zucchini, green beans or fresh corn, etc.

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