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Zero Sugar Smoked Brisket Recipe

Indulge in the rich, smoky flavors of a perfectly cooked brisket without any added sugars. This keto-friendly smoked brisket recipe is ideal for weekend gatherings, family dinners, or any special occasion where you want to impress your guests with a delicious, low-carb dish. The key to a tender and flavorful brisket is the slow smoking process, which infuses the meat with a deep, savory taste that’s truly unforgettable. Whether you’re a seasoned pitmaster or new to smoking, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

Smoked Brisket

Smoked Brisket (No Sugar)

A tender and flavorful brisket perfect for keto dieters.


  • 1 whole beef brisket (10-12 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Wood chips (hickory, oak, or your preferred type) for smoking


  1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F (107°C).
  2. Trim the excess fat from the brisket, leaving about 1/4 inch of fat on the top to keep the meat moist during smoking.
  3. Rub the brisket with olive oil to help the seasoning adhere.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  5. Generously coat the brisket with the seasoning mixture, ensuring it’s evenly covered on all sides.
  6. Place the wood chips in the smoker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  7. Place the brisket in the smoker, fat side up, and smoke for about 1 to 1.5 hours per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 195-205°F (90-96°C). This usually takes around 10-12 hours for a 10-12 lb brisket.
  8. Once the brisket reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
  9. Slice the brisket against the grain and serve.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Beef brisket (10-12 lbs): 0g carbs
  • Olive oil (1/4 cup): 0g carbs
  • Kosher salt (2 tbsp): 0g carbs
  • Black pepper (2 tbsp): 0g carbs
  • Garlic powder (1 tbsp): 2g carbs
  • Onion powder (1 tbsp): 6g carbs
  • Smoked paprika (1 tbsp): 2g carbs
  • Cayenne pepper (1 tsp): 0.5g carbs

Total Average Carb Content: Approximately 10.5g carbs for the entire recipe, roughly 0.9g carbs per serving (assuming 12 servings).

No Sugar, All Flavor

This Smoked Brisket (No Sugar) recipe is a fantastic way to enjoy the deep, smoky flavors of barbecue while staying true to your keto diet. With minimal carbs and maximum taste, it’s perfect for any occasion where you want to serve something truly special. Enjoy the tenderness and rich flavors of this brisket, and make it a staple in your low-carb recipe collection!

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