Pasture Raised Beef Brisket

When I sat this big hunk of meat down to take photos my husband’s comment was: “Is that a recipe gone wrong?”  Haha, what?  Yes, I’m taking photos of a recipe that failed and posting it up on my blog (Insert eye roll)!  Apparently, he thought this was a burnt cake with sprinkles, rather than a healthily raised, nutritious hunk of meat (with sesame seeds, not sprinkles) that will happily feed our family for a few days.  I kid you not, he can be so clueless at times 😉  He even walked into the house while this meal was cooking.  It definitely didn’t smell like burnt cake, or anything sugary, but rather MEAT…organic, pastured beef brisket to be exact.

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One thing I love about this recipe is that it’s hard to go wrong.  I’ve only cooked brisket a few times in my life, but it has always turned out perfect!  The trick is letting your crock-pot do all the work.  You prepare the meat, place it in the crock-pot and then come back at dinner time.

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Pasture Raised Beef Brisket

Ingredients

  • 2 – 2 1/2 lbs organic, pasture raised beef brisket
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried fennel seed
  • ground pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place brisket inside crock pot.  You can either keep the cut whole, or slice it into smaller pieces.
  2. Mix all spices in a small bowl (except sesame seeds) and sprinkle over brisket.
  3. Put lid on crock pot and set cooking temp on high.
  4. Let brisket cook until done.*
  5. Remove brisket from crock pot and place on lined baking sheet.  Broil in oven for about 5 minutes for a crisp top. **
  6. Remove from oven and top with sesame seeds before serving.

*The cooking time will depend on the size of the meat you put in.  I suggest prepping this recipe in the morning and then letting your meat cook all day, until the evening.  But, you could start the cooking time later in the day.  I recommend a minimum cooking time of 5 hours on high temperature.

**If you decide to cut the brisket into small pieces before cooking, I do not suggest broiling (step 5).  Also, If you want your meat shredded (similar to a pulled pork) then I suggest skipping this step.

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This brisket can be cut and eaten a variety of ways; shredded, cubed, sliced.  Leftovers taste even better and make lunches quick and simple to prepare.

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This brisket is tender and pulls apart easily.

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Enjoy!

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