Smoked Brisket Marinade

Smoked Brisket Marinade

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups (1 serving)

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.