When I sat this big hunk of meat down to take photos my husband gave me a funny look and said: "Is that a recipe gone wrong?" Haha, what? Yes, I'm taking photos of a recipe that failed and posting it up on my blog (Insert eye roll)! Apparently, he thought this was a burnt cake with sprinkles. Not the Pasture Raised Beef Brisket that I had cooking all day for dinner. I kid you not, he can be so clueless at times 😉
One thing I love about this recipe is that it's hard to go wrong. I've only cooked pastured beef brisket a few times in my life, but it has always turned out perfect! The trick is letting your crock-pot do all the work. You prepare the meat, place it in the crock-pot and then come back at dinner time. I mean, it doesn't get much better than that!
This Pasture Raised Beef Brisket can be cut and eaten a variety of ways; shredded, cubed, sliced. And better yet, leftovers taste even better! Some sides that pair well with brisket include:
This brisket is slow-cooked in the crockpot for an easy, simple dinner.
- 2 - 2 ½ lbs organic, pasture raised beef brisket
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
- ½ tsp dried fennel seed
- ground pepper to taste
- sesame seeds (optional)
- Place brisket inside crock pot. You can either keep the cut whole, or slice it into smaller pieces.
- Mix all spices in a small bowl (except sesame seeds) and sprinkle over brisket.
- Put lid on crock-pot and set cooking temperature to high.
- Cook until done.*
- Remove brisket from crock pot and place on lined baking sheet. Broil in oven for about 5 minutes for a crisp top. **
- Remove from oven and top with sesame seeds before serving.
*The cooking time will depend on the size of the meat you put in. I suggest prepping this recipe in the morning and then letting your meat cook all day, until the evening. But, you could start the cooking time later in the day. I recommend a minimum cooking time of 5 hours on high temperature.
**If you decide to cut the brisket into small pieces before cooking, I do not suggest broiling (step 5). Also, If you want your meat shredded (similar to a pulled pork) then I suggest skipping this step.
Keywords: brisket, paleo dinner, pasture raised, beef, allergy free, egg free, nut free