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Pot Roast Brisket

A warming casserole recipe featuring brisket and chorizo sausage using a slow cooker. 

  • 6
  • 370 mins


  • 1 x 1.3kg/3lb lean brisket or silverside joint
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 30ml/2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 50g/2oz chorizo sausage, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 red onions, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 200ml/7floz good, hot beef stock
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped thyme leaves


Place the joint on a chopping board and season.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and brown the joint all over with the chorizo. Transfer to a large plate.

In the same frying pan add the remaining ingredients and cook over a moderate heat for 3-4 minutes.

Spoon into the slow cooker and place the joint and chorizo on top.

Turn the slow cooker to HIGH and cook for 4-6 hours or LOW for 8-10 hours, or according to your manufacturers’ handbook.

Remove the joint from the cooker, slice and serve with the sauce and cheesy mash.


Increase the stock to 300ml/½pint and follow the method up to point 4, but cook in an ovenproof dish in a preheated oven at Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F for 2½-3 hours instead. If you have time brown the joint and vegetables before adding to the slow cooker. If you are pressed for time omit stage 2 and 3

Images courtesy of AHDB.

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