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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!
5 from 1 vote

Whole30 Brisket

Servings 6 people
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7


  • 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!


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

You can find my homemade Whole30 compliant BBQ sauce recipe here


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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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