Keto BBQ Brisket Chaffles are Here!
This fabulous, over-the-top keto BBQ brisket chaffle will have you dancing in the kitchen!
It’s all here! Savory, sweet, and spicy, along with the secrets to making brisket fork tender, juicy, and delicious.
Everything you need to know about keto BBQ brisket…. especially the low and slow.
Brisket is a cut of meat from the chest of beef cattle. It’s outrageously delicious if you cook it properly, and tough and stringy if you try to rush it. Brisket must be braised at a low temperature for a long time to tenderize the meat, but you don’t want to overcook it because once it reaches an internal temperature of over 200 degrees F it will start to be overcooked.
Pitmasters are especially picky about the best internal temperature, and I’ve heard everything between 180 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit, but that’s a huge difference! I estimate your brisket will need to roast for about 60 to 75 minutes per pound depending on the thickness of the cut.
I typically roast my BBQ brisket to an internal temperature of 185 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit and it seems perfect to me. If you don’t already have an instant-read thermometer then go ahead and grab one. I truly think it’s the best kitchen tool for cooking meat.
Tips for making the best keto BBQ brisket chaffle:
- It’s worth repeating: don’t rush the process. Low and slow is the best way to cook a keto BBQ brisket.
- Brisket tastes better the next day. It allows the flavors to develop and meld.
- Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa advises, “Sprinkle the brisket with 2 teaspoons salt, wrap it well and refrigerate it overnight. This is more important than you think!” That’s because you are essentially dry brining the meat, which tenderizes it and seals in the juices. If you have time, definitely dry brine, but if you’re pressured for time, feel free to skip this step.
- Since you’re taking the time to make a really tender BBQ brisket, you can slice and serve it for dinner and make brisket chaffles within a day or two.
- Before refrigerating the brisket, whether raw or cooked, always wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to seal in the delicious juices.
- Consider getting tomato paste in a tube. Yep, just like toothpaste. It’s perfect for recipes that only need a couple of ounces from the 6oz can. It’s more expensive ounce for ounce, but when you consider the leftover tomato paste that’s been tossed out because you only needed it for one recipe, it’s worthwhile.
- If you don’t have a mini waffle iron, just use the one you have. It works just as well; the only difference is you won’t get a perfect circle. Preheat per the manufacturer’s instructions before adding in the chaffle mixture.
Keto BBQ Brisket Chaffle
yield: 8 SERVINGS
prep time: 30 MINUTES
cook time: 4 HOURS
total time: 4 HOURS 30 MINUTES
Enjoy a tender braised keto BBQ brisket and turn leftovers into a breakfast chaffle you'll want to make again and again.
Brisket seasoning mix:
- 1/4 cup olive or avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon keto brown sugar sweetener (I used Lakanto Golden)
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary or 2 1/2 teaspoon fresh, very finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 - 3.5 pound brisket, preferably flat cut
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sharp cheddar, finely grated
Maple Hot Sauce:
One keto BBQ brisket: two amazing meals!
We recently had some house guests who absolutely raved about the brisket I made for dinner. They liked it so much that I decided to make keto BBQ brisket chaffles for them the next morning. Winner winner brisket dinner!
My Hip sidekick Jenna gave this recipe a try and here’s what she thought:
“Wow, I mean, WOW! This is such an awesome and tasty dish! It takes a little time to cook the brisket, but trust me, it’s so worth it! I love the use of rosemary as I’ve been really into using it in dishes lately, and this did not disappoint. It truly is as good as it sounds. The chaffles were so easy to throw together, just two ingredients, and they pair so well with the brisket. And that sauce?! I want to eat it on everything, so incredibly delicious!”
Make these keto scalloped potatoes as a side dish for your BBQ brisket!