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Beef brisket cooked in cola and bbq sauce and served over mashed potatoes

Crock Pot Brisket Recipe With Cola

This is a crock pot brisket recipe that uses cola to flavor and tenderize the meat. The end result is a ridiculously easy beef brisket recipe that's not only delicious, and will feed a hungry crowd. Perfect for your next family gathering. Serve this coca cola brisket over mashed potatoes.
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 197kcal


  • 3 - 4 pounds Beef brisket
  • 1 - 2 large yellow or sweet onion sliced
  • 18 ounces BBQ sauce your favorite, any kind. 1 small bottle
  • 1 liter cola No diet.


  • If you have a removable stove top slow cooker insert, heat the insert over medium high heat. Add 3 tablespoons vegetable oil. When oil is hot, sear brisket on both sides until browned.
  • Remove to a plate and add sliced onions. Cook onions for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Add brisket back into the pot and nestle on top of onions.
  • Pour the bbq sauce over the brisket. Pour in cola. Use just enough to come up halfway on the brisket.
  • Slow cook 8 hours or until brisket is fork tender.
  • When the meat is done, remove to a large cutting board and slice against the grain, then shred. 
  • Keep the shredded meat moist and flavorful by adding about a cup of the cooking liquid. This will also serve as some gravy for the mashed potatoes.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes or as a sandwich on a Kaiser bun or as sliders on slider buns.


Can I Cook This Recipe On High In The Slow Cooker? Yes, follow the same instructions and cook for 4.5 hours.
Oven Instructions: Place beef brisket either in a roasting pan. Follow recipe instructions and make sure the roasting pan is tightly covered with foil. Bake at 275 degrees for 5 hours.
Servings: Plan on about 1/4 pound of meat per person.
TIP: When serving the brisket over mashed potatoes, using a slotted spoon scoop out the onions to add to the shredded beef, along with a cup or so of the liquid. 


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 598mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.7mg