Growing up on BBQ, there were times that I just couldn’t find a good place for brisket. In fact more and more, you can’t find it anywhere. This is when I started to just make it at home. The only problem was that I didn’t always like to fire up the smoker. One day, a good friend of mine told me about a brisket that he makes in his oven and how amazing it was. I asked what his secret was and he said it was the sweet and sour that made it so good.

Here is the recipe that he turned me onto. The secret ingredient is the cola. It has just the right amount of fizz to help break down the fat tissue and make this brisket melt into your mouth.

1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
3 large cloves garlic
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Italian dressing

1 1/2 cups Cola
2 cup BBQ Sauce (1 cup reserved)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon black pepper and kosher salt

1 (6 to 7 pound) first-cut brisket, rinsed and patted dry.

Heat oven to 350F. Coat the brisket with all of the ingredients and let rest for 1 hour. Place in the oven and cook for 4 hours, turning every hour. Once cooked the meat should be fork tender. Remove the juices from pan and place into sauce pan. Add 1 cup BBQ sauce to the sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour sauce over cooked brisket.

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Chef Brian

Chef Brian is a trained Chef, and the creator of Herman T’s BBQ Sauce Mix. Professionally trained at the Baltimore Culinary College, Chef Brian has owned and operated several restaurants throughout the Country.

In 1995 Chef studied abroad in Italy and received his master culinary certificate in Italian find dining cuisine. His latest passion is the art of grilling, smoking and anything BBQ.

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