Crock Pot Brisket, Low Sodium Style

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Our recent move has required me to get creative in the kitchen since our gas still isn’t turned on. Either I use the microwave (gross), we grill, or I use my Crock Pot. The end. It’s been raining, no flooding, here on the island so I’ve been turning to my Crock Pot on a regular basis. I love a good Crock Pot meal because there’s not a lot of fuss, you throw everything in one pot, season, and simmer for hours while your house enjoys an amazing aroma all day long. Then voila, dinner is served. Perfect.

Typically B smokes our briskets for 4 hours, not a minute more, not a minute less, at the perfect temperature (you’d have to ask him what that is though, I have no clue). But…well…rain. I had to improvise so I decided to whip up this Crock Pot Low Sodium Brisket to see how it would turn out. Brisket can be a very tough cut of meat if you don’t do it right, but I’m here to tell you that this was the most tender brisket ever created and the BEST. BRISKET. EVER according to my Bug. That’s a big deal because according to the rest of the world (OK a lot of people), B makes a pretty mean brisket. But back to the case at hand, this recipe will definitely be added to my rotation and I encourage you to try it out too. Your family will thank me for that later.

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It’s very simple to make this dish and I even found a little cheat to take all of the flavoring guess work out for you (and me). That Mrs. Dash Pot Roast Seasoning Mix was an awesome, no sodium, find and I’m definitely going to be using it, along with the other seasoning packs, often.


  • 2.5 to 3 lb brisket
  • 1 package Mrs. Dash Pot Roast Seasoning Mix (Seriously…cheat…it’s OK because there’s no sodium in it.)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 8 – 10 small red potatoes
  • 20 baby carrots
  • 1 red onion

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Cooking Instructions:

  • Cut the brisket in half lengthwise so that it will fit in your Crock Pot. Although this sounds a little “off” for me of all people to say, leave the layer of fat at the bottom while cooking. It actually enhances the flavor and ensures that the brisket doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  • Quarter the potatoes and toss them on the meat.
  • Toss in the baby carrots.
  • Chop the onion and celery and place them on top.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the Mrs. Dash Seasoning with one cup of water and stir well. Pour the mixture into your Crock Pot.
  • Cover and simmer on the low setting for 8-9 hours.

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That’s it! Delicious, tender, mouth-water brisket you can cut with a fork served alongside seasoned vegetables and a side of wheat bread. An amazing meal with very little cleanup. Success!

And in case you were wondering, the only sodium in this recipe is from the cut of meat itself which houses 22 mg of salt per ounce. This is one heart-healthy meal your family will love and will certainly ask for again and again.

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of slow cookers! Emphasis on wonderful. And easy. And cheap. And… you get my point. 🙂
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  2. I love Mrs. Dash. We’ve just started using it for our chili and taco mixes. I’ll have to try this one as well:)
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  3. My crockpot and I have been having a love affair for years! We’ve added another player recently…crockpot liners! A baglike thing that makes cleanup a SNAP!!! No more soaking or scrubbing the crockery! And my newest affair is with a pressure cooker…LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!


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