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