Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This brisket is fantastic! So tender! I've been eating or making it for 30 years and is a family favorite. It freezes well and makes awesome hot sandwiches if leftover.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season brisket with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, and Kitchen Bouquet and spread over beef.
  3. Place in covered roaster and cover with onion slices, then coca-cola.
  4. Cover and roast at 350°F until almost done, about 3 hours.
  5. Remove meat and slice.
  6. Thicken gravy with cornstarch (about 2 tbs in 1/4 cup cold water) and adjust seasonings.
  7. Return meat to gravy and continue cooking 1 hour.
  8. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.
  9. This can also be prepared using a crockpot. Use same ingredients and cook according to your crockpot manufacturers directions for roasting meat.


Most Helpful

The flavor of this brisket was good. I also had an 8 lb. brisket so i doubled the recipe and used 24 oz. of coca-cola like Susie in Texas b/c recipe did not specify how much to use. The brisket and the sauce was very good. For the sauce i poured all the liquid from the brisket through a strainer into a bowl. Than i put the bowl in the freezer till the fat solidified on the top, skimmed it off than thickened it. Overall a good brisket but not quite what i was expecting. Glad i tried it Thank you Candy C =)

mari79 June 17, 2004

Candy, this is an excellent brisket recipe. I had an 8 lb. brisket, so I doubled the amounts of ketchup and kitchen bouquet (love that stuff--use it all the time). I used 2 T. worchestershire also. Because the brisket was so big, I put it in my 18 qt. electric roaster oven and then poured two 12 oz cans of coke over it. Cooked it at 325° for 4 hours and it was perfectly tender and delicious.

Susie in Texas July 16, 2003

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