Brisket and a homemade simple, tomato-based sauce is all that is  required for this paleo and whole30 compliant healthy, slow cooker brisket recipe.

Slow Cooker Brisket in Tomato Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 34 lbs beef brisket
  • 12 tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil (optional)


  • 28 ounces crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


Optional step: add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season brisket with garlic salt. Add seasoned brisket to heated skillet and pan-sear a few minutes on each side.

  1. Lay brisket in the slow cooker. If you didn’t sear the meat, then season it with the garlic salt now.
  2. In a medium size, bowl mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce on top and under the brisket.
  3. Cook HIGH 4-5 hours or LOW 8-10.