Where's the Beef?...Sandwiches

When we had our gender reveal party, we needed something to make that was not only easy, but also that would feed 23 people. This was a task I have never been charged with, but we knew what we had to do...get out the crock pot. We have made these before with a similar recipe and far less meat. They are delicious and reheat/freeze really well.

Crockpot beef sandwiches


  • 5 lbs beef brisket
  • 4 bouillon cubes dissolved in 2 cups hot water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic salt (lightly sprinkle)


I made some of this up as I went, but I think it turned out great.

1. Trim the fat off the brisket. 2. Lightly salt and pepper the brisket and seal with plastic wrap or in a gallon zip-lock in the fridge over night. 3. In the morning, dissolve the bouillon cubes into 2 cups of hot water. 4. Sear the brisket (I used a George Foreman grill). It only took a couple minutes per piece of brisket.

5. Next, I heated the beef bouillon cubes in the microwave to help speed up the dissolving process. 6. Make slits in the meat and insert the cloves of garlic. 7. Mix and sprinkle the onion powder, parsley flakes, celery seed, paprika, pepper and garlic salt over the meat in the crock pot.

8. Pour over the bouillon liquid and set crock pot to low for 8 hours.

9. Cook in crock pot on low for at least 8 hours.

10. Use forks to shred the beef.

I left it on low all day while we were at work so it was on low for about 10 hours. When I got home, the top piece of beef was a little crusty, but once shredded and placed back in the juice it was perfect.

It was a little expensive because we needed five pounds of beef brisket. That alone cost about $23. But, it fed 23 people.

Let us know if you give it a try or have any other recommendations for improvement.


FoodEric Williams8 Comments