Cola-Braised Brisket

Cola-Braised BrisketRecipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Hands-off cooking is ideal for busy weekenights. Try Cola-Braised Brisket that's cooked in the slow-cooker. Enjoy any leftovers of this tender brisket by shredding the meat, and stirring it into the gravy. Serve brisket and gravy over cooked egg noodles.


Serves 10

Cost per Serving:

Total time: 8 Hours, 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 8 Hours
Total: 8 Hours, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 321
Fat 10 g
Satfat 3 g
Protein 41 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 1068 mg


2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 4-lb. beef brisket, trimmed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 onions, thinly sliced
2 cups cola
1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes


1. Combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, onion powder and pepper in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over brisket.

2. Warm oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook brisket until browned on all sides, turning with tongs, about 7 minutes total. Transfer meat to slow cooker.

3. Arrange onions on top of brisket. Whisk together cola and tomatoes in a large bowl and pour over onions and brisket. Cover and cook on low until meat is fork-tender, 7 to 8 hours.

4. Transfer meat to a cutting board and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Remove gravy from slow cooker. Slice meat against the grain and serve with gravy.