Perhaps you feel pretty good about cooking ground beef, but those larger cuts can straight up inspire fear. How can you cook a big brisket without making it taste like bark? Well, thanks to your slow cooker, you have the luxury of going to yoga class, book club, and work AND successfully cooking any cut of beef to tender perfection without having to nervously watch over it. Cooking beef low and slow for hours helps break up connective tissue, making less expensive cuts of meat as tender as a filet. All you need is a reliable slow-cooker beef recipe and our tips for a job well done. Pun intended.

Best cuts of beef for slow cooking

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