How to Cook Brisket With Coke

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Things You'll Need

  • Roasting pan

  • Aluminum foil

  • Knife

  • Olive oil

  • Dry seasonings

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • Coke

  • Paper towels

  • Slow cooker

  • 1 cup chopped onions

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup hot water

Beef brisket requires slow and moist cooking techniques to keep the meat tender. A beef brisket contains connective tissue and fats that makes it a tough meat cut. A spice rub or marinade aids in tenderizing the meat. Cooking the beef brisket with coke helps to tenderize the meat and give the beef a sweet flavor. Customize the recipe by adding your own spices, seasonings or vegetables to make it suit your tastes.



Step 1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil to make cleaning up easier later.

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Step 2

Trim the excess fat off the brisket. Rub the brisket with 2 tbsp. olive oil. Apply dry seasonings to the brisket such as salt, paprika or pepper to flavor it.

Step 3

Sit the fat-side of the brisket up in the roasting pan. Combine 1 cup of tomato sauce with 1 cup of coke. Pour the mixture over the beef brisket.


Step 4

Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil. Bake the brisket in the oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until tender and cooked thoroughly, basting the brisket every 30 minutes with the juices in the pan to keep it moist.

Step 5

Remove the brisket from the oven. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the brisket against the grain and serve immediately with the pan juices.

Slow Cooker

Step 1

Remove any excess fat from the beef brisket. Rinse the beef brisket under cool water and pat it dry with paper towels. Coat the beef brisket with olive oil. Season it with salt and pepper if you desire.


Step 2

Place the fat side of the brisket facing up in the slow cooker.

Step 3

Add 1 cup of chopped onions and two minced garlic cloves.

Step 4

Pour 1/2 cup of ketchup and 1 cup of coke over the beef brisket. Add 1/4 cup of hot water and cover the slow cooker with a lid.

Step 5

Set the slow cooker on low. Cook the beef brisket for 10 hours or until it cooks thoroughly.


Add a package of onion soup or spaghetti sauce mix to the brisket to add more flavor.


Cook a beef brisket to a safe internal temperature of 175 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent the risk of a food borne illness.