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Whole30 Brisket - Paleo, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, easy, 6-ingredients and always a favorite!

This Whole30 brisket recipe is one of my most popular. I grew up in Texas and there they *know* brisket! This one is a make over of my best friend’s grandma’s recipe – straight from a Texas grandma to you. Seriously, put this in your meal plan stat! Great for kids and holidays.

This is often my go-to party appetizer to take, as I then know I will at least have a protein there I can have and it’s requested at every Whole30 group potluck I’ve had. I get this cut of meat from Winco.


Whole30 Brisket - Paleo, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, easy, 6-ingredients and always a favorite!

Whole30 Brisket

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
5 from 1 vote
Servings 6 people


  • 2-2 ½ lbs beef brisket
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or onion salt + garlic salt
  • ½ a 3.5 bottle of Whole30 compatible liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • teaspoon compliant coconut aminos
  • 1 cup compliant BBQ sauce homemade (see link in notes) or The New Primal or Tessamaes. Use extra sauce if you like it more saucey!


  • Put beef in a roasting pan. Pour liquid smoke over the meat. Sprinkle seasoned salt over the meat, rubbing into the meat. Cover with aluminum foil and marinate overnight.
  • OVEN: When ready to cook, remove from fridge and sprinkle with regular salt, pepper, and coconut aminos. Cover with foil and bake @275 for 7 hours or in the slow cooker on low for 9 hours. Drain off all liquid, shred, remove excess fat, and pour BBQ sauce on meat. Bake uncovered at 325 for 20 minutes.
  • SLOW COOKER: When ready to cook, remove meat from fridge and place in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with regular salt, pepper, and coconut aminos. Top with the 1 cup BBQ sauce. Cover with lid and cook on low for 9 hours. Should shred easily when ready.
  • Great by itself, on roasted sweet potato slider rounds (see below) or a baked potato, or on a salad! Optional - extra sauce to drizzle on top (pictured)
  • To make Sweet Potato sliders:

    TOSS 1/4 inch circular slices of potato oil to coat.

    LAY in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in parchment, sprinkling with

    BAKE at 425 for 40 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Sliders are done
    with outside is browned and inside is tender.
    AIRFRYER MODIFICATION - Cook sliders for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, stir/flip, then cook at 400 for 10 minutes to crisp.


You can find my homemade Whole30 compliant BBQ sauce recipe here


  1. Hi! I can’t wait to try this. What liquid smoke do you like?

    • Hi! I use Wrights Liquid Smoke, which I find at Walmart or Winco. It’s a family favorite!

  2. We’re trying this for the first time today! It’s currently in the crock pot and will be ready around 6:30 EST this evening. I’m recovering from COVID so I can’t smell it, but my husband assures me it smells amazing already!

    • I hope you are feeling better and that this one was a win. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    So good. I use a slow cooker and it couldn’t be easier. A really great make ahead to have for weeknight dinners.

    • I’m so happy you loved this family favorite! And great to know it was a hit in your slow cooker, thank you!

  4. This is a family favorite, and in our regular rotation. I have 6 kids, and all of them love this recipe! It’s delicious, and so easy to make! I usually forget to have it marinate overnight, but it’s still amazing just letting it all soak in the crockpot all day!

    • Hooray! I’m so happy this is a family favorite for your family too, thank you!


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