Famous Coca-Cola Brisket is one of the best examples of preparing roasted brisket around. Makes a delicious gravy and a glorious meal. Perfect for a holiday meal.

Famous Coca-Cola Brisket

Famous Coca-Cola Brisket
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Kosher
Serves: 6 to 8
  • 1 beef brisket (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 Cup chopped onions
  • 1 Cup chopped celery
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic; crushed
  • 1/2 Cup ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup hot water
  • 1 Tablespoon onion soup powder
  • 1 package dry spaghetti sauce mix (1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 Cup Coca-Cola
  1. Place meat in large roasting pan and coat with oil on all sides. Sprinkle with onions and celery. Season with salt and pepper to taste and paprika. Place crushed garlic on top.
  2. Mix ketchup with hot water, onion soup powder and dry spaghetti sauce mix to dissolve dry ingredients. Add cola and pour mixture over meat.
  3. Cover with foil and roast at 350 degrees until very tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours, opening to baste with pan juices every 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Slice and serve immediately, or slice, refrigerate and reheat in gravy next day (30 minutes in a 350-degree oven for extra tender slices).
This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe by Marcy Goldman, a Montreal-based food writer and professional bakery and pastry chef and a regular contributor the LA Times
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 of 8 Calories: 531 Fat: 23 g Carbohydrates: 14 g Sodium: 395 mg Fiber: 1.10 g Protein: 64 g Cholesterol: 189 mg

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