Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beef Brisket Made With Cola {Recipe}

Having a teen boy in the house means lots of cooking and keeping food in the house. A growing boy really DOES eat alot of food. It's amazes how much he can eat and stay in good shape. Well, he does play soccer and runs track so I guess that drives the hunger.

Anyway, his biggest request is meat, potatoes and gray.. that does seem to satisfy the hunger. Meat prices are high so I'm always looking for good sales/prices and economic ways to feed the boy's hunger. I ran across this big 5 1/2 lb beef brisket for a great price last week at the grocery. I've made brisket in the past but was looking for something different and easy. This recipe is great. It's made with cola (what's a teen boy not to like - meat and soda all in one dish). It's covered in onion slices and slowly cooked/braised in the oven (or you can slow cook it in your crockpot). You make homemade BBQ sauce from the cola mixture to serve with it - delish! My son LOVED it. He gobbled it up with a side of homemade Macaroni and Cheese and 7-Up Biscuits (here we go again with the soda).

Since it went over well with everyone in the house I thought I'd share the recipe with you.

Beef Brisket:


3/4 cup cola
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
2 medium onions, sliced in rounds
2 pound beef brisket
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons margarine or butter

Note: I doubled the recipe for a 5 lb brisket


For meat: Mix all ingredients up to and including red pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup for sauce. Place brisket in a baking dish, top with sliced onions. Pour remaining liquid over meat. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Turn heat down to 275 degrees (after the 1st hour), cover and cook 3-4 hours.

For sauce: Combine 1/2 cup reserved liquid, ketchup and margarine in saucepan. Heat. Set aside. Slice or shred cooked meat. Serve with sauce.

For crockpot: Cook on low 10-12 hours or medium-high for 5-6 hours.


1 comment:

Mahmudul Hasan said...

That's such a great recipe indeed.I love this dish.Nice recipe.
Beef brisket recipes