The quickest, simplest, and easiest way to make beef brisket. This recipe is carnivore diet, lion diet, and keto diet approved (though it can be enjoyed by anyone). It is also low-histamine, which is explained in further detail down below.
Before we start, let me first admit that I personally like the taste of smoked brisket and oven-baked brisket better than pressure cooked. But if you're looking for something quick and delicious, this recipe hits the spot! It's also a great alternative for those dealing with histamine intolerance (as the longer you cook something, the higher in histamines in becomes).
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.
Pressure Cooked Brisket
2-3lb of beef brisket (must be able to fit in pressure cooker)
Put brisket in pressure cooker (both fresh and frozen works well)
Add 1/2 cup of water
Set instapot on manual for 90-120 minutes. If you prefer your brisket sliced, cook on the shorter end, and for pulled brisket, cooked on the longer end.
Let it naturally release for 15-20 minutes.
Slice up, then broil on high in the oven for 2 minutes (you can also broil before slicing if you'd prefer). This adds a perfect crispiness to the edges and the fat cap.
Serve & enjoy!
This photo shows what the brisket looks like after coming out of the pressure cooker. After broiling it will get a beautiful golden crisp. I like to use the instapot for pressure cooking, as I find it very easy to use and clean.
Histamine Intolerance Tips
The longer you cook meat for, the higher in histamines it becomes. That's why the pressure cooker is a great tool to use for those with histamine intolerance. It makes it possible to cook tough cuts like brisket in a much shorter amount of time than if you cooked it in the oven or slow-cooker.
Another thing to consider is getting un-aged beef. This can make a huge difference from store-bought meats that are typically aged for around 30 days. 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.
Don't give up on healing your histamine intolerance, but of course be very careful if your reactions are severe. I know it's so difficult to control anxiety and fear over reactions, but it really does make our reactions worse. 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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