Bodacious Brined and Barbecued Beef Brisket Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy
Low carb recipe for Bodacious Brined and Barbecued Beef Brisket which belongs to the Beef recipe category.
- 2 pounds (910 g) beef brisket
- 2 teaspoons meat tenderizer
- 2 tablespoons (40 g) kosher salt
- 1 quart (960 ml) water
- 1 tablespoon (7.8 g) chili powder
- 2 tablespoons (3 g) Splenda
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon (16.5 g) tomato paste
- Bodacious Beef Brisket Rub
- Bodacious Beef Brisket Beer Mop
- Wood chips or chunks, soaked for at least 30 minutes
Put the brisket on a plate, sprinkle one side with 1 teaspoon of the meat tenderizer, and pierce it all over with a fork.
Flip it over and do the same to the other side with the remaining teaspoon of tenderizer.
Let that sit a minute.
In a flat, shallow, nonreactive container just big enough to hold the brisket, dissolve the salt in the water (using warm water helps).
Stir in the chili powder, Splenda, garlic, and tomato paste.
Submerge the brisket in the brine?add just a little more water if the brisket isn't totally submerged.
Let the brisket brine for 3 to 5 hours.
When brining time is up, pull out the brisket and sprinkle it liberally all over with the Bodacious Beef Brisket Rub.
Set up your grill for indirect cooking (put the coals on one side of the grill or leave half the burners off on a gas grill).
Add wood chips or chunks and smoke the brisket for a good 3 to 4 hours.
Mop with the Bodacious Beef Brisket Beer Mop every half hour to 45 minutes, using a clean utensil each time you baste.
When smoking time's up, slice the brisket thin across the grain and serve.
Figure 6 servings
This was one of the hardest recipes to estimate the correct carb count for. The analysis comes up saying 19 grams of carbohydrate per serving, with 3 grams of fiber, but the vast majority of that is in the brine and the mop. I'm going to say about 6 grams of carb per serving, and I think that's actually high; 28 grams of protein.