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Amish Friendship Bread Starter

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Make something special to share with a friend! This delicious starter can make a variety of breads. Do not use metal containers or utensils.


  • 1 (6 pound) beef brisket, trimmed of fat
  • 2 (16 ounce) jars dill pickle spears
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce


Place brisket in the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour dill pickle spears and pickle juice over the beef; add barbeque sauce.

Cook on High until beef shreds easily with 2 forks, about 6 hours.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cook time: –
Total time: 1 week 2 days 40 mins
Servings: 120 – Yield: 4 cups of starter



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