Sweet and Savory Coca Cola Brisket
Learn how to make a sweet, savory, and tender brisket with this recipe that uses a secret ingredient: Coca Cola.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 1(5- to 7-pounds) brisket (washed and drained)
- 1small onion (peeled, trimmed, and chopped)
- ½cup oil
- ½cup red wine (dry)
- ¼cup honey
- ¼cup Coca-Cola
- ¼cup ketchup
- ½teaspoon mustard powder
- ½teaspoon paprika
Step 1Place 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.
Step 2Preheat oven to 325 F/165 C. 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 190 F, for well done.
Step 3When 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.