Brisket is a naturally-paleo and naturally-delicious cut of beef that can be made dozens of ways to bring out its lovely flavors. Try a few of these recipes and find a new family favorite.
1. Slow Cooker Chai Tea Brisket
Chai is my favorite hot drink, with its warm, spicy, and completely unique flavors. This brisket soaks up those flavors during a long, slow cook with beef broth, garlic, thyme, black pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. You’ll need to do a bit of cooking ahead, but just a few minutes.
2. Slow Cooker Beef Brisket
The slow cooker is put to good use with this beef brisket recipe. It includes all of the seasonings and instructions you’ll need in order to have your brisket come out perfect every time, with minimal babysitting required on your part.
3. Smoked Brisket With Citrus Marinade
This brisket has a warm, smoky flavor and a brightness from the citrus marinade. You’ll soak it for a full day with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, limes, lemon, cumin, peppercorns, oregano, and salt.
4. Corned Beef and Cabbage With Parsnhip Turnip Puree
The brisket is brined into a delicious corned beef dish and served with pureed root vegetables in place of the traditional mashed potatoes. The salty brisket is the perfectly complement to the earth parsnips and turnips. Just make sure you plan a few days in advance!
5. Homemade Beef Jerky
Beef jerky is delicious, but the store-bought varieties are usually loaded with preservatives and other nasty ingredients. You can make your own with grass-fed brisket and a delicious marinade with honey, sweet apple cider, paprika, chili pepper, and other yummies.
6. Sweet and Savory Braised Brisket
This brisket has a unique ingredient: a hot cherry merlot dip with both sweet and spicy flavors. Cipollini onions add a lovely umami flavor to this dish, while it’s kept simple with chicken broth, thyme, olive oil, and garlic. A long cook makes this meat juicy and tender.
7. Sriracha Beef Brisket
You can make this hot and spicy brisket with tomato paste, onion, garlic, beef stock, sage, and—of course—srircha. Just replace the small amount of sugar with coconut sugar to keep the whole thing paleo-friendly. Enjoy with vegetables—I bet sweet potatoes would be amazing.
8. Darn Good Oven Brisket
This brisket is made with garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cumin, mustard powder, paprika, and other seasonings. Replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar and impress yourself with this darn good brisket. It also freezes well if you don’t need this much.
9. Super Smoky Crock Pot Brisket
This brisket has an amazing taste from smoked paprika and whole cloves of smoked garlic (yum!). Beef stock, kaffir lime leaves, allspice, and grated ginger add fun and unique flavors to this dish, which also has a kick of heat from the bird’s eye chilies and red chili flakes.
10. Shredded Brisket With Bourbon Espresso Glaze
Espresso powder, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and ketchup (paleo-friendly) lend wonderful flavors to this tender and juicy shredded brisket. Make sure you’re Worcestershire sauce is paleo-friendly. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing bourbon-espresso glaze!
11. Red Wine and Honey Brisket
This brisket makes an elegant dinner with yellow onions, garlic, balsamic vinegar, dry red whine, garlic, and honey. You can use whatever oil you prefer for the vegetable oil—olive, coconut, or avocado would all work well. You could also try using your favorite animal fat for added flavor.
12. BBQ Brisket With Cabbage and Apple Salad
This filling, healthy salad uses an easy slow cooker brisket with BBQ sauce (make sure you choose one that’s paleo, or make your own) as a topper for a sweet, spicy, and savory salad made from cabbage, red onion, apple, nuts, and cranberries with a mustard dressing.
13. Braised Beef Brisket
This brisket is made with ground pepper, plenty of garlic, carrots, rosemary, onions, and tomato paste for a super savory and juicy flavor. This is a perfect weekend dinner, as it does require a bit of attention throughout the cooking process, but it’s so worth it.
14. Red Wine Briased Brisket
For a more savory red wine brisket, try this one with tomato past, rosemary sprigs, smoky sweet paprika, and ground black pepper. Diced carrots add a hint of veggie flavor to this dish, while red or yellow peppers add additional color. This meal serves 10, so cut it down if you need to.
15. White Wine Braised Brisket With Apricots
Here’s a fruity and delicately flavored delicious brisket cooked with white wine, apricots, garlic, and onion. Cracked black pepper adds a hint of spice, and the combination of apricot and garlic is brilliantly tasty and unique. This is best cooked the day before you plan to serve it.
16. Maple Pineapple Brisket
I have to admit, I’m pretty obsessed with this recipe. Maple? YES. Pineapple? YES. Just replace the brown sugar in the maple glaze with coconut sugar (or, better yet, maple sugar!). The flavor is rich and sweet, and the spice rub goes perfectly with the maple and pineapple.
17. Cabernet Brisket With Garlic
This is an easy dish to make for one or two people (or as may as you like) because the recipe is written per pound/person. The wine gives this dish an elegant and classes taste, and is perfect combined with the flavor that comes from the sweet onions and garlic.
18. Slow Roasted Beef Brisket
For this recipe, just make sure you’re using a Worcestershire sauce that’s paleo-friendly, or homemade. If you can’t find one, try substituting coconut aminos for a similar flavor. This brisket is also packed with vegetables, so you’re getting a complete meal.
19. Homemade Corned Beef
You know that bright pink corned beef you’re used to seeing around St. Patrick’s Day? Yeah, not very natural—that beef is pink from the dyes used in the brining salt, which aren’t necessary. Make your own delicious corned beef without dyes or preservatives using this recipe.
20. Tuscan Style Beef Brisket
This beef brisket has the rich flavors of fresh rosemary, garlic, ground red pepper, and dry red wine standing as the stars. You don’t have to use the fat free beef broth called for—you’d get bonus points for using homemade bone broth! This is juicy and tender.
21. Spicy Slow Roasted Brisket
For this slow cooker brisket, you’ll want to replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos and make sure you’re using a paleo-friendly Worcestershire sauce. Choose high quality ingredients to make this taste as amazing as possible, and you won’t be disappointed.
22. Machaca Slow Cooker Beef Brisket
This recipe will also need the soy sauce replaced with coconut aminos and the Worcestershire checked for paleo-friendliness. The flavors of lime, jalapeno, and black pepper in this dish are fabulous, and infused during a long marinade—best overnight.
23. Garlic Honey brisket
In this recipe, replace the all-purpose flour with coconut flour—you’ll just need it to thicken your sauce, and it’s a tiny amount. Then you can feel free to enjoy those delicious honey garlic flavors with orange and lemon juices, Dijon mustard, and red chili flakes.
24. Slow Cooker Brisket With Dried Apricots and Cranberries
You’ll want to use homemade cranberry sauce for this one, to be sure you’re getting the healthiest paleo-friendly version possible. The other flavors of garlic, cinnamon, onions, red wine, and sweet dried fruits are the loveliest combination—I wouldn’t hesitate to serve this for Christmas dinner.
25. Mixed Mushroom Brisket Soup
Here’s something different! If you’re thinking it’s more of a soup day today, and you’re a mushroom fan, you’re in luck. This soup has olive oil, onion, celery stalks, garlic, mixed mushrooms beef broth (or homemade bone broth) and sherry with delicious lean brisket.
26. Easy Beef Brisket
This brisket is slow cooked for 8-24 hours (depending on your preference) and doesn’t require any cooking or preparation besides chopping the vegetables and placing everything in the slow cooker.
27. Apple Cider Braised Brisket
This brisket is made with simple ingredients like butter (yum), salt, pepper, onions, garlic, rosemary, unfiltered apple cider, and apples themselves. It has a warm and slightly sweet, comforting flavor that will remind you of home. Perfect for holidays, too.
28. Simple Slow Cooker Briskey and Hearty Brisket Tacos
This brisket is so tender and juicy that it practically melts in your mouth. Cook it up with onion cloves, beef broth, organic paleo-friendly ketchup (brand suggested) and a touch of coconut sugar. You can use this to make hearty, healthy, paleo-friendly tacos for your family.
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