Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket

Ok so it did not occur to me until recently that I cook A LOT with pork! But why not?! Again, do I need to remind my loyal followers that pork tenderloin has less saturated fat that chicken? Hello?!?! Your waist will thank me later for my excessive pork recipes, I promise you. Another reason I use pork a lot is because it usually doesn’t dry out when you cook it in the crock pot for over 8 hours like I occasionally have found with chicken. And finally, pork also has a lot of flavor and a little goes a long way. Do I really need to explain myself any further? Hello carnitaspernil, pulled pork slidersyadayada, yada. When you have recipes like this in your repertoire why would you not cook pork everyday? I agreed with that whole heartily UNTIL I found this recipe for BRISKET! I may have just become a beef convert and I think you are going to see more and more slow cooker brisket recipes showing up on OurFullPlate.com, so stay tuned friends. This Paleo Crock Pot coffee and chocolate brisket was so good that, like usual, there were barely any leftovers for lunch or dinner the following day. I actually think I slapped Ben’s hands when he was picking/snacking on the cherished left overs while we were cleaning up. It was THAT serious. I served the brisket over my no grain mashed cauliflower and it was finger.licking.good.case.closed. I will let the pictures do the talking.

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Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket
 
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This Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket is to die for!
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Recipe type: Crock Pot
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs of beef brisket
  • ⅓ cup of ground coffee (I used decaf because I wanted to get rid of it but you can use the real stuff if you prefer)
  • 1½ tablespoons of ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1½ teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 can of coconut milk, fat separated from the “milk”/ liquid on the bottom
Instructions
  1. Prepare the dry rub by mixing all the dry ingredients/ spices listed above.
  2. Once the rub is thoroughly mixed, prepare to rub and massage the spices into the flesh of the beef. Coat all sides as much as possible.
  3. Poor the liquid of the coconut milk on the bottom of the crock pot (saving the fatty white part on top of the can for later) and then place your yummy chocolate and coffee infused brisket on top of the liquid. I put the fat side up when I placed it in the crock pot.
  4. Take the fattier portion of the coconut milk (when you open a can of coconut milk, you will find a white creamy part that usually congeals on top and clear liquid on the bottom) and add that to the top of the brisket.
  5. Cook on low for up to 10 hours and get ready to fight the urge to eat your body weight in brisket. Remember to reserve some of the au jus from the crock pot to pour over your meat for later.
  6. I served this delicious Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket with cauliflower mashers.

 

Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket Ingredients

Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket Ingredients

Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket Dry Rub

Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket Dry Rub

Place the coffee and chocolate dry rubbed brisket in the crock pot over the clear and liquid portion of the coconut milk

Place the coffee and chocolate dry rubbed brisket in the crock pot over the clear and liquid portion of the coconut milk

Place the thick part of the coconut milk on top of the Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket

Place the thick part of the coconut milk on top of the Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket

Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket after cooking all day in the crock pot has an amazing crust

Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket after cooking all day in the crock pot has an amazing “crust”

Close up of the Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket ready to be shredded and served

A close up of the Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket ready to be shredded, served and devoured. Don’t be fooled by the dark outer layer. It looks burned but it is the coffee and chocolate rub that have infused the meat.

Shredding Paleo the Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket

Shredding the Paleo the Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket was super easy and look how moist the brisket looks

A view of the only Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket left overs that survived

A view of the only Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket left overs that survived

Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket with au jus

The lefts over Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket served with au jus. It barely made it till the next day

So is you mouth watering yet or what? Your welcome 🙂

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31 Responses to “Paleo Crock Pot Coffee and Chocolate Brisket”

  1. JessJanuary 15, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    can’t wait to try this 🙂

  2. LoisMarch 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I make lots of brisket. THIS WAS DEEEEELICIOUS!!!
    [and easy]. thanks

  3. RoneJune 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    This is so good. I’m on my third helping! The brisket is moist and packed with flavor, thanks to the au jus. The cauliflower mashers is soooo good that I almost finished them off before the brisket was ready. As for the au jus, I can pour it into a cup and drink it. It is that gooood!

  4. AmyJuly 23, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Are you using coffee grounds (as in for steeping coffee) or instant coffee?

    • LauraJuly 23, 2013 at 10:36 am #

      Amy, I do use ground coffee grinds but you can certainly use instant if you do not like an overwhelming coffee flavor or don’t like the idea of eating a few grinds. If you do use regular grinds they are just in the sauce and you won’t need much sauce since the brisket is pretty moist. Let me know what you decide to do. This recipe is a fave in my house and the kids ask for it a lot!

  5. Kathy McNallyDecember 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    OMG this was so good, I used a 2&1/2 lb grass fed
    brisket and polished it off in two sittings, words cannot describe
    the richness and glory of this recipe, cannot wait to make it
    again, THANKS !!

    • LauraDecember 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      Thanks Kathy!!! I love this recipe too and love the boldness the coffee and cocoa give the meat.

      • LindaFebruary 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

        Is there a strong coffee flavour? I want to make this tonight but my boyfriend does not drink coffee nor does he like to kiss me after I drink it!

        • LauraFebruary 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

          Linda, it does not have a BIG coffee flavor, more of a smoky flavor. The coffee combined with the cocoa powder gives it a robust full bodied flavor, but I would say not overall “coffeey.” If he’s not a big fan of coffee, I would use instant coffee so he doesn’t see the stray grounds in the brisket. Good luck!

  6. DawnJanuary 9, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    How fine do you grind the coffee?

    • LauraJanuary 9, 2014 at 9:37 am #

      Dawn,

      I use the coffee grinds that my grinder makes in my standard coffee maker so nothing fancy. I will say sometimes when I make this recipe, there are some coffee grinds in the sauce. I don’t mind it, but if you have an aversion to coffee grounds, another option would be to use instant coffee. I also use regular caffeinated coffee, but you can use decaffeinated as well. Let me know what you think, it’s a fave in our house for sure.

  7. HollyJanuary 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Can it be cooked for less time than 10 hours? What’s the
    minimum on low and high? I’m making this for a lunch but at 10
    hours if have to start at 2am! Thx.

    • LauraJanuary 16, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      Sorry I’m just responding but my rule of thumb is if I have to cook something on high I usually do half. For example, for 10 hours on low I would cook it for 4 to 5 on high. Me know how it goes!

  8. DebbieJanuary 17, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    I’m interested in trying the coffee & chocolate
    brisket but we have a severe nut allergy & would need to
    substitute the coconut milk. What you recommend?

    • LauraJanuary 17, 2014 at 10:16 am #

      I’m guessing by your question, you are allergic to more than tree nuts. Usually those with allergies to nuts are only allergic to tree nuts and coconut is excluded. I’m not sure if you drink dairy, but a substitution could be raw milk or full fat yogurt for coconut milk. Another option can be a combination of avocado (since it is sweet and creamy like coconut milk) and another oil. Just make sure you mash the avocado. Let me know how it goes!

  9. DebbieJanuary 17, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    May I also get your recipe for cDukiflower mashers? Thank you, Debbie

  10. DebbieJanuary 17, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Oops! Cauliflower mashers

  11. leeannJanuary 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    I am making this today can I use some other liquid in place
    of coconut milk??

    • LauraJanuary 22, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      If you eat dairy, you can sub Greek yogurt for the coconut milk otherwise I would use almond milk and half have a mashed avocado. I know it sounds weird, but the avocado will give it the creamy texture that the coconut milk would do and that would make it still Paleo if you added the almond milk and an avocado. Let me know how it turns out! Yum!

  12. NancyFebruary 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    This is in my crockpot right now after 9 hours of stewing … And it tastes amazeballs!! I am shocked how tasty it came out with so little work. I’m waiting for the roasted cauliflower to be done roasting so I can get this inside my mouth. I am seriously impressed with this recipe! I actually didn’t read the instructions well and accidentally left out the coconut powder! It still tastes really good! I’m definitely making this for my next dinner party with my girlfriends.

  13. KarenMarch 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    I just put this in the crock pot, can’t wait… looking forward to this, anything with coffee and cocoa must be awesome! Thanks for the recipe.

  14. RobinAugust 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Okay you had me at coffee AND chocolate I was looking for something else to do with brisket. I don’t have anyway to smoke one and I’m so tried of the same way I end up cooking it. This is in my crockpot right now!!! The next ten hours are going to be long. :-9
    I love the smell of coffee. Thanks for the recipe I’ll return and rate it later

  15. RobinAugust 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Okay,
    I had just bought a brisket and was wondering what to do with it. I was so tried of my usual sauerkraut and tomato sauce came across this one and printed it ASAP OMG you had me at Coffee and Chocolate. So we just finished eating lunch! YUMMY, FABULOUS, AND DO OVER!
    Suggestion for those wondering about the coffee grounds…grind them really fine before you make the rub.
    Thank you soo much!
    Robin

  16. lherringtonJanuary 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    Do you think this would work with a roast if you don’t have a brisket? I am looking for a good roast recipe with bold flavor.

    • LauraJanuary 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

      Absolutely a chuck roast would definitely work! Good Luck!

  17. ErinJanuary 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm #

    I am going to try this recipe in the morning. I don’t have a can of coconut milk but I do have the unsweetened coconut milk from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Will this work the same?

    • LauraFebruary 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Yes Erin!!!

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