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Our Favorite Sweet and Savory Coca Cola Brisket Recipe


Today, Gelson's Sr. Director of Meat & Seafood, Sean F. Sáenz, is sharing his own favorite brisket recipe! 

Sean's Favorite Sweet and Savory Coca Cola Brisket Recipe 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 240 minutes 

Marinating time: 480 minutes 

Total Time: 735 minutes 

Yield: 10-12 servings


  • 1 5-7 pound brisket, washed and drained 
  • 1 small onion, peeled, trimmed, and chopped 
  • 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup red wine (dry) 
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 1/4 cup Coca-Cola 
  • 1/4 cup ketchup 
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika 
  1. Place the brisket in a roasting pan. Put the onion, oil, wine, honey, Coca Cola, ketchup, mustard, and paprika into the work bowl of a food processor and pulse until chopped. Pour over the brisket. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight. 
  2. Preheat oven to 325° Fahrenheit. Bake the brisket, covered, in the preheated oven for approximately 4 hours, or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the brisket reads 170° for medium done. 
  3. When cool, thinly slice the brisket against the grain. It is very important to slice the brisket correctly. If the meat is not sliced against the grain, it will be tough. 

SERVING SUGGESTION: Make gravy with drippings from the meat. Melt 4 tablespoons of parve margarine in a heavy saucepan. Slowly stir in 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (use potato starch instead of flour during Passover). Cook and stir for approximately 3 minutes, or until margarine just starts to darken. Slowly stir in 2 cups of drippings. Continue cooking and stirring until the gravy thickens to desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Pour some of the gravy over the sliced brisket, and serve the remainder alongside.

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