Happy Sunday! I hope everyone’s enjoying their non-routine, wacky schedules these past few days. It’s so weird having Christmas and New Years smack, dab in the middle of the week. But I guess it gave everyone a good amount of time off! I took last Monday off and have tomorrow and Tuesday off as well. I can get used to 5 day weekends!
For Christmas my mom gave me a crock pot. I used to share a crock pot with my best friend and roommate, but when I moved out of Boston I left it with her so I was so excited to get my own!
For my first crockpot meal I decided to do a slow cooked brisket. I searched and searched the web for ideas that were easy and simple. To be honest it was hard to find a paleo / primal friendly recipe that was also easy. I would have loved to try a barbecue version but it seems making a paleo friendly barbecue sauce requires a lot of ingredients.
Well it did not disappoint! I actually left the rub on for two days (because of change of plans) and then cooked it in the crock pot for about 9 hours. It came out so tender and tasty!
Paleo Coffee and Cocoa Rubbed Brisket in a Crock Pot
- 3 lb brisket
- ⅓ cup of ground coffee
- 1½ tablespoons of ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- 1½ teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ cups of Coconut Milk. I used Pure Silk’s unsweetened version because I couldn’t find canned.
Combine coffee, cumin, salt, and cocoa powder. Throw the rub in a big bowl or container. Place your brisket in the spices and rub it into the meat. I let mine sit for two days but I am sure it would be fine without so much time. To cook I poured the coconut milk into the crock pot and then the brisket (fatty side up) on top. I cooked it on low for 9 hours. It came out dee-licious!