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Dan Monarko’s Keto-Friendly Brisket Recipe

Dan Monarko, our Head of Channel Strategy & Analytics and Resident Keto Enthusiast, shared some of his favorite low-carb barbecue dishes with us this month.

A plate of BBQ brisket, greens and  potatoes.

This month at Smiths Agency, we’re exploring all things Keto.

What is keto exactly? Simply, it is a low carb, high fat diet. By drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat, the body goes into a metabolic state called “ketosis.”

Dan Monarko, our Head of Channel Strategy & Analytics and resident Keto Enthusiast, shared some of his favorite low-carb barbecue dishes with us this month. Read on below to get his brisket recipe

Can't have barbecue without sides while keepin' it keto.

— Dan Monarko
Dan Monarko's famous smoked brisket on the smoker.
Dan Monarko's famous smoked brisket.

Dan Monarko’s Smoked Brisket

Prep Time 1hr
Cook Time 2-3hrs

Ingredients

  • 8 – 10lbs Brisket
  • ½ cup of yellow mustard mixed with 2 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • ½ cup of coarse salt
  • ½ cup of pepper
  • ⅛ cup of Paprika

Directions

  1. Rub the brisket with yellow mustard/hot sauce mixture and heavily season all sides with the spice mixture.
  2. Transfer the brisket to the smoker grates. Smoke for 6 hours, or until internal temperature has reached 165°F.
  3. Remove the brisket from the smoker and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Combine Apple Cider Vinegar and water in a mister. Spray brisket with mister solution.
  5. Tightly wrap brisket in pink butcher paper. Transfer back to smoker. Close lid and leave to cook wrapped in paper for a further 2-3 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 185°F.
  6. Do not remove the fat cap. Slice as needed for serving. Wrap remainder and keep in refrigerator to store.

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