1 (5 to 7 pound) beef brisket
1 head garlic, divided into cloves
6 tablespoons Tony Chachere's seasoning
2 teaspoons red pepper
1 onion, chopped
2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
Cornstarch, for thickening
2 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet (more if needed)
Trim brisket of fat and cut each garlic clove in half. Stud meat with garlic pieces. Generously sprinkle Tony Chachere's and red pepper over meat. Add onion, soups and water. (You can use the reduced-fat mushroom soups if desired). Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove brisket and allow liquid in slow cooker to cool. As fat rises to the top, skim and add cornstarch for thickening and Kitchen Bouquet for color to make gravy. Slice brisket and serve.
Yields 8 servings.