Tangy Tender Beef Brisket Recipe
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Tangy Tender Beef Brisket Recipe

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“This fork-tender dish will keep your kitchen cool in hot summer months.” —Stephanie Strong, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds)
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 309 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 940mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein.


  1. Cut brisket in half and place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine chili sauce, cola and soup mix; pour over brisket. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter and keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Thinly slice meat across the grain; serve with gravy. Yield: 7 servings (2 cups gravy).
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Tangy Beef Brisket in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p63

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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mimisha User ID: 6545272 211868
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"This was fantastic! My picky teenagers loved it!"

stacienbob User ID: 3130162 190813
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"Easy to make. I used 12 oz of both cola and chili sauce instead of 8 oz."

24candle User ID: 2090197 211867
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"Loved the flavor and the beef was so tender"

cas378 User ID: 4880004 110001
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"Easy to make but the flavor wasn't that good.

There are better recipes out there."

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 189752
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"Tastes great!"

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