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Classic Smoked Brisket

Fire up your tastebuds because this brisket recipe is sure to satisfy! Amy Slater and Pitmaster Owen Quirk teamed up to share this Smoked Brisket recipe utilizing 100% Grass-Fed Brisket from US Wellness Meats. Not only is brisket delicious, but it is nutritious too. Follow the recipe and read more about the benefits of grass-fed beef. 

Don’t have a smoker? No problem, follow along with the oven instructions!

 smoked brisket

Smoked Brisket

Recipe By: Owen Quirk with Nutrition by Amy Slater

USWM Shopping List: Large Brisket


  • 1 Large US Wellness Meats Large Beef Brisket (~5 lbs)
  • Beef Broth

Beef Rub

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


Inject brisket with low sodium beef broth.  Apply rub to brisket the night before and set in fridge. 

Place in your smoker or oven at 250° and monitor internal meat temperature and bark formation.  At about 165°, wrap the brisket in butcher paper or aluminum foil with some low sodium beef broth or beef tallow.  Return to smoker until the brisket is probe tender, about 203°.  Rest in a faux cambro for about 2 hours.  Slice against the grain and serve.


Why Grass-Fed Beef?

Nutrivore tells us that grass-finished brisket is a medium nutrient-dense food which is a best source ( >50% daily value) of coQ10 and vitamin B12. It is an excellent source (20-50% daily value) of protein, selenium, taurine, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and zinc! Brisket is a good source (10-20% daily value) of choline, iron, monounsaturated fatty acids, phosphorus and vitamin B2 (riboflavin). In just 3.5 ounces you receive 20.7 g protein and 7.4 g fat and only 0.6 g carbohydrate! 

Brisket contains 101% daily value of Vitamin B12 in one serving. This vitamin plays a big role in energy production, red blood cell production, manufacture of DNA, neurotransmitter production, nervous system health and folate metabolism.  It is highly protective against dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and depression! 

Zinc found in brisket is 39% daily value is known as an essential trace mineral which serves as a cofactor for over 300 enzymes and 1000 transcription factors. This gives it important roles in immune function, sensory organ function, reproduction, gene regulation, DNA synthesis, wound healing and the metabolism and activity of multiple other nutrients. Although zinc supplementation is shown to benefit the immune system in fighting colds, canker sores and HIV related infections…being zinc replete with sufficient zinc stores helps the body more effectively build immunity! 

Brisket is a wealth of micronutrients and a rich source of protein that allows us to nourish our body in the most delicious way possible. 

Consider serving this with a dark leafy green vegetable like collards, mustard greens, beet greens, kale or spinach and some citrus to aid in digestion!


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Owen Quirk | @aweebitquirkybbq
Amy Slater

Amy Slater

Amy Slater is a mother of two sets of twins (two boys and two girls) and currently practices as a women’s health coach. Amy has been in the health and fitness field for 22+ years with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a fellowship in Applied Functional Science, and several advanced certifications. She is currently working toward her NP with an emphasis in Functional Medicine. Keep up with Amy on her Instagram and Facebook, and learn more on her website!