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Cola-Braised Brisket

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.

All You MARCH 2012

  • Yield: Serves 10
  • Cook time: 8 Hours
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 8 Hours, 15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.47


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 69mg
  • Sodium: 1068mg

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