Braised food

Here’s how to make mouth-watering braised brisket every time

I will never forget the first time I tasted this wonderful and appetizing dish. I was pregnant with my first. It was a holiday and my Aunt Gloria made brisket for our family celebration. The breast was a hit – especially with my cousin Amy who was over nine months pregnant, and me who was four months old.

The next morning I woke up craving the brisket for breakfast. Luckily my aunt had made so many that I knew there were plenty of leftovers in the fridge. My mouth was watering and my baby was kicking in anticipation of enjoying another ambrosial breast trick.

This little mama wasn’t too happy to learn that my husband and cousin Joey had lost the entire two pounds during a 4 am “snack” during a marathon video game session! So, yeah, that was 17 years ago, and I almost forgave them.

Are you surprised that his secret ingredient is a can of Coca-Cola? The sugar in the soda will tenderize the meat and add a wonderful sweetness; before you ask, don’t use Diet Coke for these reasons. Anyway, I’ve adopted this amazing recipe, making a few minor tweaks over the years, which have allowed me to better adapt to my busy lifestyle.

Although beef brisket can take a few hours to cook, you’ll only spend 5 minutes putting it in the oven or slow cooker, then you can walk away and enjoy the tantalizing aromas coming from your kitchen. Get ready for life-changing breasts. It’s the best of the best.

Consider yourself warned: Hide the leftovers!

• Karen Nochimowski, the mom behind, has loved cooking for as long as she can remember. After her friends and family begged her to know her cooking secrets, she decided to start a blog showcasing the quick and easy recipes that everyone loved. All Momma Chef recipes are made with 6 ingredients or less and take less than 6 minutes of prep time. Karen also started and runs Momma Chef’s Soup Kitchen and Momma Chef’s Little Free Pantry, which provide free food to the Chicago community. Karen’s first cookbook, “Six-Minute Dinners (& More!)”, due out November 2022, is a cookbook of 100 simple and delicious recipes with six or fewer ingredients, including nut-free options and hypoallergenic, to help busy families put dinner on the table with ease.


This braised brisket recipe only takes about five minutes to prepare before putting it in the oven or slow cooker.
– Courtesy of Karen Nochimowski

Old fashioned braised breast

1 (3 to 4 pound beef brisket

1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix (my favorite is Lipton’s onion soup mix)

1 bottle (12 ounces) Heinz Chili Sauce

2 cups of ketchup

1 package (8 ounces) sliced ​​mushrooms, optional

1 (8 ounce) can Coca-Cola

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Place the breast in a disposable pan or slow cooker.

Sprinkle onion soup mix over breast and top with chili sauce and ketchup. Add the mushrooms, if using, pour the Coca-Cola over everything and add ½ cup of water.

Cook the covered breast in the oven for 4 hours at 300 degrees or in the slow cooker on low heat for 6 hours, until the meat is very tender.

Remove the brisket from the oven or slow cooker and let it come to room temperature before slicing. It takes about 30 minutes.

Cut the brisket against the grain before serving.

For 6 to 8 people

Note: This recipe is dairy-free, grain-free, nut-free, and sesame-free.

Karen Nochimowski