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Coca-Cola Marinated Oven Baked Brisket

No smoker? No problem! The Coca-Cola marinade used for this oven baked brisket is lends a tangy flavor and will melt in your mouth.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 14 hours
Cook Time 4 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 18 hours
Servings 10 people
Calories 180kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 5 pounds fresh beef brisket

For the Coca-cola marinade:

  • 4 cups regular Coca-Cola
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the gravy:

  • 2 cups reserved Coca-Cola marinade
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 small yellow onion thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 bay leaves


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the marinade ingredients.
  • Place brisket in a large non-reactive bowl or baking dish.
  • Pour the marinade over the top. Cover completely and marinate brisket in the fridge for at least 14 hours, maximum 24. Halfway through marinating, flip the brisket so both sides can absorb the marinade.
  • After 14-24 hours, remove the brisket from the marinade and place in a large roaster.
  • Reserve two cups of the marinade. Combine with the onion soup mix, tomato sauce, and ketchup.
  • Slowly pour the gravy over the brisket. Top with sliced onions and bay leaves. Cover the roaster with aluminum foil.
  • Braise at 325 degrees for four hours. Halfway through, remove the brisket from the oven and spoon some of the gravy from the bottom of the pan over the brisket. Return to the oven to continue cooking.
  • Allow brisket to rest for 30 minutes before slicing. Slice brisket against the grain. Serve with reserved gravy.


Inspired by epicurious.
Storage: Within two hours, store any leftover brisket in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The brisket will keep for 4-7 days.
Freezing: Place the cooled brisket in an airtight container of freezer bag. The brisket will keep in the freezer for up to three months. Allow the meat the thaw before reheating.
Reheating: Thawed, cooked brisket can be reheated for a few minutes in the microwave. Likewise, heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the brisket in an oven safe dish, cover and reheat for 20 minutes or until the brisket is heated through.


Serving: 3ounces | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 1g