Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Brisket Tacos with Chipotle Slaw take a little time with the long slow braise, but are well worth the wait!
I decided to take a short break from my recent baking obsession and made some Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Brisket Tacos with Chipotle Slaw.
I’ve never really fancied myself a baker, but sometimes when life goes down the crapper, stress baking is where it’s at. But I can also totally get on board with stress free slow cooker comfort food. And beer. And beer braised beef brisket. And Tacos. And avocados. You get the idea.
It’s also almost time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo which means parties, pinatas, tacos, and margaritas! Who couldn’t be happy with all that?
Beer Braised Brisket Tacos with Chipotle Slaw
For the Slow Cooker Beer Braised Beef Brisket
- 2 pound beef brisket
- 24 - 36 ounces malty beer
- 6 - 8 garlic cloves
- Corn Tortillas
For the Chipotle Slaw
- 1 small can of chipotle in adobo
- 1 cup mayonaise
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
- 3 - 4 radishes halved and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 cups napa cabbage shredded or thinly sliced
- Cotija cheese
- Sliced avocados
- Chopped cilantro
- Chopped green onions
For the Beer Braised Brisket Tacos
Transfer the brisket into a slow cooker
Toss garlic on top
Cover with beer
Cook on low 24 hours, adding more beer or water if needed
For the Chipotle Slaw
Chopp 2 - 3 of the chipotle peppers and add to a large bowl with 3 - 4 tablespoons of the adobo sauce
Add the rest of the slaw ingredients and stir to combine
Refrigerate for 30 minutes and adjust season and spice level
For the Assembly
Heat a skillet on high heat and toast the corn tortillas for about 30 - 60 seconds on each side
Add beef brisket to the tortilla, top with slaw and any additional desired toppings
- I used 2 36 ounce cans of Lazy Bird Brown Ale from Birdsong Brewing Company
- The beef brisket should be falling apart after cooking so long and slow, but it not, it can easily be shredded with a fork
- I prefer to use corn tortillas, but if flour tortillas or crunchy taco shells blow your dress up, by all means be all you can be!
- I don’t like things super spicy and used 2 chipotle peppers and 3 tablespoons of adobo, so feel free to add more spice or top with hot sauce or chopped raw spicy peppers
I know I’d be happy with all that! These are perfect for Cinco de Mayo! Now all I need is a spicy margarita! Pinned!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
I can totally get down with allll of this, Rachelle! These sound delicious and love the chipotle slaw; bet that would taste good on a shoe (though, much rather on tacos, lol). Pinning! XO
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
These do look amazing! There’s nothing better than using a slow cooker! I can’t believe you cook the meat for 24 hours! That’s a slooooowwww cooked brisket. I’ll bet it just falls apart and full of delicious flavors!
Milena | Craft Beering
Savory beery awesomeness! Thank you for sharing – cannot wait to try your recipe. Cheers Rachelle!
Hmmm, this is making me lick my chops! (Lucky, you can’t see that). Beer, tacos, and Cinco de Mayo! YUM.
that chipotle slaw sounds amazing!!
David @ Spiced
Oh, I can definitely get on board with stress-relieving slow cooker comfort food! These beef briskets are absolutely calling my name. And that chipotle slaw! Holy deliciousness, Batman. These are some good eats, Rachelle!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
These tacos look so mouth-watering, Rachelle. And the addition of chipotle slaw sounds ever yummier. YUM.
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Guuuurl, I can totally get on board with stress baking (or soul baking as I like to call it). I know you have had such a shhhhh time recently, so I say bake until you can’t bake no more! And then make some tacos and shove that ish into your pie hole on repeat. Because tacos might not solve all of life’s problems, but when they are locked and loaded with all the deliciousness like these bad boys, they sure do at least taste good. 🙂 These are just perfect, Rach! Feel free to take a vacation to deliver some to me. I’ll have the margaritas waiting. <3 Pinned! xoxo
Yup, I am a hugeeee fan of stress baking!! It really does help! And I also loveee the sound of these tacos! That chipotle slaw has my name all over it!
Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
Oh yes. Yes to all of this. Just yes.
Megan @ MegUnprocessed
Looks wonderfully flavorful.
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Yes to tacos and Cinco de Mayo Rach! Love these!
Yum! I cant complain with a good taco
Fantastic! Love the brisket and I really love your slaw!!! Thanks!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
I like baking but I like tacos more. Hells yeah to tacos and beer and Cinco de Mayo and stress-less easy cooking in da crock pot! Woooohooo! Less time cooking means more time doing important things, like drinking. Saving this recipe for next week’s Taco Tuesday cos you know how I like to celebrate that 😉 Have a wonderful week and Cinco de Mayo gf 🙂
Landed here from my friend Dawn’s site, because oh my those tacos look amazing! I’ve never beer braised beef brisket (that’s a lot of B’s!) – definitely a must try recipe!
Looks very impressive, I will follow your recipe to make my small family.
I think my husband and kids will love it 😀
Thank you for sharing.
Alyssa @ A Bite of Inspiration
These look absolutely delicious! Love the toppings you’ve chosen here. Pinning for later! 🙂