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Braised Brisket

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This brisket is fork-tender and so delicious! A modified version of an old family recipe, it has become our favorite brisket dish on special occasions. I usually serve this with challah, but any bread will work to soak up the sauce, as would rice."
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5 h 35 m servings 647
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir carrots, onion, mushrooms, and celery until vegetables start to become tender, about 8 minutes. Spread vegetables into the bottom of a large, deep baking dish, retaining olive oil in skillet.
  3. Combine kosher salt, black pepper, chili powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and cayenne pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Pat brisket dry with paper towels and rub spice mixture all over the meat.
  4. Sear seasoned brisket in skillet over medium-high heat on all sides until browned and spice rub has formed a crust, about 2 minutes per side. Lay the seared brisket on top of the vegetables in the baking dish.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup cola soft drink into the hot skillet; scrape up and dissolve any browned bits of food on the bottom of the skillet. Pour hot cola and pan drippings over the brisket; pour remaining cola over meat. If cola does not cover meat, pour in enough water to cover. Drizzle lemon juice into the dish.
  6. Cover dish and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and cook until meat is very tender, about 3 more hours. Remove brisket and let rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the rub ingredients. The actual amount of the rub consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 647 calories; 37.4 32.3 45.5 147 4750 Full nutrition

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extremely delicious and tender I followed the directions to and I would love to make this again

I was a tad wary of this recipe. I'm not from the South so cooking w/ Coca Cola seems foreign. And the dry rub had cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves which seemed a bit unusual. That said I followed t...

I made this dish for Christmas this year and everyone loved it. I did do a few things differently. I did not add the carrots, celery, or lemon juice but it came out wonderful. I had a huge brisk...

The aroma was lovely, but the cinnamon in the dry rub was overpowering. I didn't find the brisket overly tender. In fact, although there was plenty of liquid the meat was actually a bit dry. I ...

I had reduced the amount of salt, because the last two times I made it, the veggies were bitter