Cola actually makes a great marinade, particularly for beef, and especially for brisket. The acid in the cola tenderizes the meat and the sweet adds flavor. This brisket marinade rounds that out with a little garlic, some oil to balance the acid and some Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor and you have a great smoked brisket marinade.
- 2 8-ounce cans cola (not diet)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon salt
1. Combine all ingredients and mix until the salt is completely dissolved. This makes enough marinade for a small brisket, so you might need to double the recipe. Place brisket in a large deep dish. Cover with marinade and refrigerate overnight to 12 hours.
2. If making marinade ahead of time, store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation. Before using, let marinade sit room temperature for at least 20 minutes.