Updated: Apr 14, 2022
Here's how to make the perfect mouth-watering oven baked brisket. This recipe is carnivore diet, lion diet, and keto diet approved (but can be enjoyed by all).
A really good brisket can rival a steak any day (and that's saying something coming from someone that goes by "Ribeye Rach", haha). The best part about it is that brisket is so affordable. In the USA, you can often find it on sale for $3-5/lb. It's a win-win!
I'm on a mission to prove that you don't need sugar, spices, or barbecue sauce to make meat taste great. It's difficult to find recipes that don't include additives, so that's why I created this blog to share carnivore-friendly recipes.
Oven-Baked Beef Brisket
3-4 lb Beef Brisket (the recipe can easily be adapted for a larger brisket)
Preheat Oven to 275 degrees
Put brisket in a large pan
Salt brisket generously on all sides (either fresh or frozen) and put it into the oven
Fill a 8x8 glass dish with water (about half way) and place on the rack underneath the brisket. This step is essential for keeping your brisket moist and tender!
Bake your brisket until it reaches the desired temperature/tenderness (typically between 5-8 hours). If you're cooking from frozen, it will take longer than a fresh brisket. After it reaches 165 internal temperature, you can cover with aluminum foil to speed up the process (but this is completely optional). I typically like the internal temperature of the brisket to be around 205 (it starts to become very tender around 195-205). You can check the temperature of your brisket with a meat thermometer. The cooking time for brisket greatly varies depending on thickness/size.
Take out of the oven, cover and let rest for a minimum of 20 minutes, and up to 2 hours. We often let our briskets rest in a small cooler.
Slice and devour!
*I don't trim any fat off of my briskets. In fact, its my favorite part of the brisket! If you'd like to trim the fat, you can. But I'd recommend trying it without trimming, especially if you are looking to up your healthy fat intake.
Histamine Intolerance Tips
For those of you with histamine intolerance, you may want to cook your brisket at a higher temperature to shorten the cook time. The longer you cook it, the higher in histamine the meat will be. The brisket will be tougher if you cook it for shorter periods of time at a higher temp versus if you cook it low and slow. But it will still taste good!
Another option is to cook it in the pressure cooker. I have a great recipe for that here.
I use unaged beef from White Oak Pastures (use "RIBEYERACH" for 15% off), Northstar Bison, or BillyDoe Meats and that makes a big difference in my reactions. Store-bought beef is typically aged for around 30 days, which can definitely be problematic for really sensitive people.
Don't give up on healing your histamine intolerance, but of course be very careful if your reactions are severe. Things like meditation, eating outside, and reducing stress/anxiety can greatly reduce reactions (as our bodies produce histamines, too).
Hope you love your brisket! Let me know how it goes in the comments below.
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