We love brisket in this house. My mom made it when I was a child and I too make it for my children. I found a recipe http://southernfood.about.com/od/cornedbeefandbrisket/r/bl63c9.htm and decided to try it.
1 fresh brisket, about 4 pounds
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup ketchup
1 package dry onion soup mix
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon flour mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water
Place brisket in slow cooker/Crock Pot; cut to fit if necessary. Combine water, ketchup, soup mix, Worcestershire sauce, spices, garlic and pepper; add to the slow cooker/Crock Pot. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Remove brisket from the slow cooker/Crock Pot. Skim fat from juices and transfer to a saucpan. Stir in flour-water paste and cook on low until thickened. Serve brisket sliced with the gravy.
It came out really flavorful but a bit too salty. Next time I will omit the onion soup and instead use either real onion or onion flakes. This will keep the flavor while omitting the saltiness.