Paleo Beef Brisket

I have never had, to my knowledge, Beef Brisket. Until today that is.

I was watching an episode of Big Bang Theory, where Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg) brings up his mothers brisket. I have heard about brisket many times, been to many a deli, but had never tried it. I have seen the cut of meat in many butchers and meat sections of grocery stores, but never thought twice about it up until this episode of BBT. I just had to go and get one and try it out.

Bonus: It is an inexpensive cut!!!

Paleo Beef Brisket

Paleo Beef Brisket


  1. 4lbs Beef Brisket
  2. 4 Cloves Garlic (smashed)
  3. 1/2 Onion (sliced)
  4. 1 Carrot (chopped coarse)
  5. 1 Sm Zucchini (chopped coarse)
  6. 1/2 Bnch Fresh Thyme (chopped)
  7. Salt/Pepper
  8. 1 Cup White Wine
  9. Water/Stock
  10. a bit of fat/oil (I used bacon fat)


  • Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  • Season the brisket with salt and pepper – both sides.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet (or frying pan) on high with a bit of fat in it to smoking.
  • Place the brisket fat side down in the hot pan and sear for a few minutes. Flip and sear a few minutes more.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add some fat and then the garlic and vegetables to the pan. Saute for a few minutes, then add the white wine to deglaze the pan.
  • Pour the liquid and vegetables into a shallow roasting pan, place the brisket fat side up on top, then add the stock (I used water as I had no stock) to about 3/4 of the way up the side of the beef brisket.
  • Cover tightly with tin foil or lid and place in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Turn the temp down to 325F and after another hour remove the tin foil/lid (save it for later).
  • Cook for another 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove the brisket from the pan and set aside to rest covered in the tin foil.
  • Place the remaining liquid and vegetables into a pot and bring to a low boil. Mash the vegetables into the liquid and reduce by 1/4.
  • Strain liquid into a bowl or gravy boat.
  • Slice the paleo beef brisket thinly across the grain and serve with a splash of the gravy over top.
  • Try not to eat the whole brisket at once!!!

2 thoughts on “Paleo Beef Brisket

  • February 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    O.M.G. I made this tonight after finding this recipe on pinterest and I’m still reeling from just how incredibly good this was. We ate the entire thing. The sauce was amazing. The brisket was perfect. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this wonderful recipe!! A staple for us from now on for sure.

    • February 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Thanks Susan,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed it and it turned out so great.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *