This Slow Cooker Brisket with Balsamic Onion Gravy is the perfect low fuss meal for winter. The meat is fall apart tender and smothered in a deliciously rich gravy that you will want to drink with a spoon, it's just so flavourful! Don't have a slow cooker? No problem, you can also make this in a pot in the oven.
Turn the slow cooker on to saute/sear and add in the oil. Once the oil is hot, place the brisket in the pot and sear it on each side (it should take approximately 3-4 minutes per side). Once the brisket is seared, remove it from the slow cooker and set aside on a plate.
Add the sliced onions and garlic to the pot, sprinkle with salt and cook for 4 minutes until the onions begin to soften.
Pour in the balsamic vinegar, beef stock, thyme, rosemary and pepper. Stir to ensure that its well mixed and then return the brisket to the pot.
Spoon some of the sauce over the brisket. Turn the slow cooker to low heat and leave to cook for 9-10 hours or high heat for 4 hours.
Once the brisket is done cooking and very tender, transfer it to a plate. Pour all of the sauce from the bottom of the slow cooker into a sauce pan and place it on the stove on high heat.
Stir in the honey and leave the sauce to simmer for 8-10 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half and thickened
Once the sauce is done reducing taste and add more honey if desired. Cut the brisket across the grain into 1/2 inch thick pieces and spoon the balsamic onion gravy overtop.