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Smoked Brisket Recipe

Is there anything more mouth-watering than the thought of a tender, smoked brisket melting in your mouth? Ideal for a weekend BBQ, special gatherings, or simply to satisfy your meat cravings, this keto-friendly smoked brisket recipe is a testament to patience and the art of smoking meat. While my first attempt at smoking a brisket was a learning curve, it underscored the delicious potential of this dish when done right. This recipe celebrates the fatty part of the brisket, seasoned simply with salt and pepper, and smoked to perfection. It’s a journey of flavors that promises a rewarding finish for those willing to give it the time and attention it deserves.

Smoked Brisket

Here’s how to turn a simple piece of brisket into a sumptuous feast.


  • 5 lbs brisket point (the fatty part)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Season the brisket point generously with salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. Preheat your smoker to 250°F (120°C).
  3. Place the seasoned brisket on the smoker, fat side up, and close the lid.
  4. Smoke the brisket for about 7 hours, maintaining the smoker temperature at around 250°F (120°C).
  5. Check the brisket for tenderness. If it’s still tough, continue smoking, checking every hour.
  6. Once tender, remove the brisket from the smoker and let it rest for at least 1 hour before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
  7. If the meat is tough, consider chopping it instead of slicing to make it less chewy.
  8. Serve as is, or with your favorite keto-friendly BBQ sauce.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

The beauty of this smoked brisket recipe lies in its simplicity and low carb content, making it perfect for a ketogenic lifestyle.

  • Brisket: 0g of carbs. The main star, brisket, is carb-free, rich in proteins, and full of flavor, especially when smoked.
  • Salt and Pepper: Negligible carbs. These seasonings add depth and enhance the natural flavors of the brisket without adding any carbs.

Total carbs for the recipe: Virtually 0g, making it an excellent choice for those on a keto diet.

The Art of Patience and Flavor

Embracing the keto lifestyle doesn’t mean giving up on delicious, hearty meals. This smoked brisket recipe proves that with a bit of patience and the right technique, you can enjoy rich, flavorful dishes that fit within your dietary needs. Whether it’s your first time smoking a brisket or you’re looking to perfect your skills, this dish is a fulfilling challenge with a delicious reward. So fire up that smoker, and let’s make every meal a low-carb feast to remember!

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