Smoked Brisket Marinade

Smoked Brisket Marinade

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
751 Calories
55g Fat
67g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 751
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 71%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7036mg 306%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 56g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 612mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


Steps to Make It

  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.

  2. Place brisket in a large deep dish.

  3. Cover with marinade and refrigerate overnight to 12 hours.


  • 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.