crock pot brisket

Today was a good day… Baby Kali tested my patience, and I passed, I got a lot of work done, trained hard, and then my two pups proceeded to entertain me, love me, and give the best cuddles, until Rusty came home for a perfect finish. On top of that, I made a delicious dinner, which made that guy very happy, and made me feel like a pretty solid homemaker.

The day started like this…

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but because of that face, I obviously couldn’t stay mad for very long. Plus, the girls went and did this….

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Working from home sure does have its perks (ie: getting to watch two almost full grown dogs cuddle in a puppy crate with the door open and two big dog beds to choose from). I love those two more than I ever thought I could love an animal, but they sure have taught me that people babies are a loooong way off. Adopting a couple of puppies should be a mandatory prerequisite to having babies, in my opinion. It’s a lot of work, it’s super exhausting, and it’s TOTALLY worth it.

Anyways, on to food. I didn’t give you a recipe or food tip in my last post, so I am coming at you tonight with an especially good one to make up for it. It’s a great recipe for when you have a little time in the morning for make-ahead prep because you can come home and put the pieces together for a delicious meal!

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Crock Pot Beef Brisket over Cauli Rice and Kale

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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For the Brisket:

For the Rice and Kale:

  • 1 big head of organic cauliflower
  • 2 tsp organic minced garlic
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 2 tsp organic onion powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • feel free to add more seasoning if desired but the juice from the brisket really seasons the rice in this meal!
  • 3 TB Organic Coconut Oil
  • 3-4 cups organic kale


In the Morning:

The brisket:

  • pull out your crock pot and set to low for 6 hours (it might not cook that long – you have to keep an eye on this one)
  • mix all of your spices into a small dish
  • throw your brisket in there
  • pour half your spice mixture onto the brisket and rub it really well
  • rub half of your mustard all over
  • flip and repeat with the other half
  • pour in the water cover and let it sit
  • at 4 hours, check on your brisket with a thermometer – it should be 160 degrees in the thickest part *DON’T OVERCOOK!

The Cauliflower:

  • take out your cauliflower, cut it up, and rinse it
  • now it’s Vitamix time! Turn it on low, put on the lid, and take the center piece out of the lid
  • gradually drop in a couple florets at a time, making sure the blades are still running
  • I did mine in two bunches – riced half of it, put that in a bowl, and then riced the second half
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and save for dinner time

Dinner Time:

  • put a big pan on medium heat, and melt 2 TB coconut oil
  • throw in the minced garlic for about 1 minute
  • pull your riced cauliflower out of the fridge
  • toss it in the pan with your spices
  • mix frequently with a big spoon until it is your desired consistency (10-15 minutes)
  • add more coconut oil if needed
  • heat a second pan with a TB of coconut oil and throw in your kale
  • plate your rice, put the sautéed kale on top
  • slice your brisket into big juicy slices and put those on top
  • pour the juice from the crock pot on top
  • ENJOY!
  • keep the leftovers (including the juices) in an airtight glass container – when you reheat, just put it all a pot on low so the juices can warm up the meat (this is awesome the next night)


By | 2015-04-14T14:48:51-08:00 April 17th, 2014|Autoimmune Paleo, Nutrition, Pastured Meat, Recipes|5 Comments


  1. nainasingh2014md April 17, 2014 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Omg sooooo yummy! How do
    You like the Vitamix? I’m debating getting one.. But the cost is stopping me.

    • cflaurab April 17, 2014 at 6:48 am - Reply

      It is worth every penny! I use it at least once (usually twice a day). To be honest, I don’t know what I would do without it in the kitchen 🙂

  2. The Healthy Fellow April 17, 2014 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Great post! Check out my blog for inspiration on living a good healthy life!

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