Whole30 Brisket

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.

Grandma's Brisket Recipe


  • 4-4 ½ lbs beef brisket
  • ½ t. celery salt
  • ½ t. onion salt
  • ½ t. garlic salt
  • ½ a bottle of liquid smoke *check ingredients, make sure its compliant
  • t. salt
  • ¼ t. pepper
  • t. coconut aminos
  • ½ - 1 bottle of Whole30 approved BBQ sauce like @thenewprimal or about 1 1/2 - 2 c homemade. Amount dependent on how saucy you like it!


  1. Put beef in a roasting pan. Pour liquid smoke over the meat. Combine salts and sprinkle over the meat, rubbing into the meat. Cover with aluminum foil and marinate overnight.
  2. 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. Drain off all liquid, shred, remove excess fat, and pour BBQ sauce on meat. Bake uncovered at 325 for 30 minutes. Great by itself, on roasted sweet potato slider rounds, or on a salad! Optional - extra sauce to drizzle on top (pictured)