I don’t have a great deal of experience with slow cooker meals, but savor the warmth and aromatic bliss of the slow cooked result in the colder months of winter.

I also very much enjoy robust flavors, full of intention and dialogue with each forkful.

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Savor the surprise of Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Beef.

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Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Beef

3 lbs. grass fed beef brisket
Sea salt and pepper

1 tsp. whole fennel seeds
1 tsp. whole cloves
1/2 tsp. whole peppercorns
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. cardamom powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3 Tbs. tomato paste
1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
3 c. bone broth
1/4 c. coconut vinegar (apple cider vinegar will do)

Modestly season both sides of the brisket with salt and pepper – the “sauce” will have plenty of salt as well.
In a mortar and pestle, combine the fennel seeds, cloves, and peppercorns, and grind into a powder.  Add the additional spices and stir to “mix.”  Transfer to a food processor or blender with tomato paste and onion.  Process until smooth.  Add broth and vinegar.  Process again until everything combines into a nice “sauce.”

Place the brisket in the bottom of the slow cooker.  Pour sauce over the meat and set the slow cooker to “low,” or to cook for 7-8 hours.  Shred with a fork before serving.

Walk into the aroma and Middle Eastern delight and savor every single bite!

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8 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Beef”

  1. Hi there, I’m contacting you on behalf of fastpaleo, because yum, I love your recipe!! Any chance you would be willing to upload some of your delicious stuff to our page? We always credit our contributors and share their blogs and FB pages on Facebook and in our newsletters! Would so love to see your name pop up over there!!

    1. I would absolutely LOVE to contribute to fastpaleo! As a follower myself, I am more than flattered. Just let me know the next steps!

  2. This looks yummy, and since we’ll have to batten down the hatches this week, we may give it a try. I have to make a grocery run for the roast and a couple of the spices.

    Congratulations on being picked up by yet another site. You, see, talented Ashley, people are delighted with what you have to offer.

    Hugs, Tina

    1. Thanks so much! You will really, really love this. If you like pork, you may want to give it a try with pork shoulder. That was actually my original intention, but the butcher was lacking on that particular day at the market.

      I hope to talk to you soon.

  3. I’ve made this several times and it was awesome. Couldn’t find the individual
    Spices so used garam Marsala mixture instead because it had most of them. Amazing every time! I sometimes cook on high to save time. Love it. Awesome served over rice with a Mediterranean salad

    1. Heather, I’m so glad to hear you’ve made this multiple times and enjoyed it so!
      Garam Masala is an amazing spice and an excellent substitute. Way to go. I’ll have to try the swap out myself soon.
      Ashley Sara

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