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Paleo BBQ Smoked Brisket Flat

Stick around and you’ll hear a LOT more about my smoker. I’ll try not to get started raving now because I won’t stop. It’s my current (un)healthy obsession (depending on how you look at it). For now, let’s take a look at a nice slow smoked brisket flat.

 

brisket_cut

 

I’ve loved everything that’s come off my smoker so far, but my absolute favorite is always brisket. I swear, brisket is made to be smoked. The low and slow cook time breaks down the connective tissues until it’s basically delicious butter, and this flavorful cut pairs perfectly with a bit of smoke (overpowering for some cuts, but rest assured, not brisket, no way, no how, never).

 

brisket_rubbed

 

This is a really simple recipe for a brisket flat (it’s the less fatty portion of the brisket, and you’ll often find it just labeled “brisket” in the store – but ask your butcher if you’re not sure). All you need to do is rub the brisket down, and smoke it. I’ll be posting some rubs and sauce recipes down the line, but for now, you can use your favorite recipes or pick some up at the store.

 

Make sure to read all the ingredients before purchasing a pre-made rub, since many of them have ingredients that don’t belong in there (and more importantly, they don’t belong in your body). Here’s a couple that I’ve been very happy with, and as of this posting, the ingredients are solid (heads up: these are affiliate links) –

 

  • Weber Roasted Garlic & Herb – A straightforward rub with just enough complexity and a good blend of savory flavors, my current favorite store-bought mix
  •  Slap Ya Mamma Original Blend – A simple rub done right, cajun-style rubs like this one are great if you’re looking to add some heat and some flavor

 

brisket_smoked

 

Paleo BBQ Smoked Brisket Flat
A low and slow smoked brisket the way brisket should be done. The fat will melt in your mouth and the flavor you can't get anywhere else.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 15 minutes
Paleo BBQ Smoked Brisket Flat
A low and slow smoked brisket the way brisket should be done. The fat will melt in your mouth and the flavor you can't get anywhere else.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 people 15 minutes
Ingredients
Brisket
Fuel
Servings: people
Instructions
Prep
  1. Generously apply the rub to the brisket flat.
  2. Wrap the brisket tightly in plastic, and refrigerate overnight.
Smoke
  1. Smoke at 225-250 until your temperature probe goes in like butter (around 198-203F).
Rest
  1. Wrap the brisket flat in foil, place it in a cooler, and let rest for at least 30 minutes, up to a few hours.
Recipe Notes

This flat took about 12 hours. Since you can always leave it foiled a bit longer in your cooler, be safe and get started earlier than you think you need to.

To keep the brisket flat tender and moist, slice only as much as you need to serve.

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So grab some brisket, rub it down, and smoke it. Then come back soon and tell me what you thought.

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