Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket is tender and flavorful. Beef brisket is mixed with Asian flavors like soy sauce, garlic, ginger and lime juice. Once the beef is done you can either slice or shred it to use in a variety of ways including lettuce wraps or rice bowls. 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Total Servings: 6-8


  • 3 to 4 pounds beef brisket
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • 2 teaspoons red chili garlic sauce {I use Huy Fong, Chili Garlic Sauce}, optional for spice 
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh-grated ginger 
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 head butter lettuce 
  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1 cup of matchstick carrots 
  • 4 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced 
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted peanuts or almonds, chopped 
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Remove the brisket from the fridge and let sit on the counter to come to room temperature while you prep your ingredients. 
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, paprika and the red chili garlic sauce {optional} and stir well. 
  3. Rub the spice mixture over the brisket coating all sides. 
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat brown all sides of the brisket. 
  5. Place the brisket in a slow cooker along with the soy sauce, garlic, ginger and lime juice. 
  6. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. When the brisket is fork tender either slice the brisket or shred it. 
  7. Serve over a rice bowl or in lettuce wraps with onion, carrots, green onion, peanuts and cilantro.

Notes: I like to leave the fat on the brisket when I slow cooker it because it helps to create a more tender piece of meat. Once the brisket is cooked you will want to pull the fat out.