Completely Keto Cola Brisket

In a cozy, bustling kitchen filled with the anticipation of an upcoming holiday dinner, the “Completely Keto Cola Brisket” recipe was crafted by a creative home chef named Alex, who was determined to keep his family’s cherished traditions alive while accommodating his own ketogenic lifestyle. Every year, Alex’s family looked forward to his legendary brisket, a centerpiece that signified celebration, unity, and the joy of gathering around the dinner table. This year, however, presented a new challenge as Alex embarked on a keto journey, prompting him to innovate without compromising the essence of their beloved dish.

Seeking a way to infuse his brisket with the same depth of flavor and tenderness without the sugar-laden ingredients traditionally used, Alex discovered Zevia Cola, a keto-friendly soda that could tenderize and add a unique sweetness to the meat. Experimenting with this unconventional ingredient, along with a rich blend of diced onions, garlic, and a hint of tomato paste for complexity, Alex meticulously crafted a brisket that promised to be both sumptuous and suitable for his dietary needs.

As the brisket slow-cooked, filling the home with mouthwatering aromas, skepticism turned into intrigue among his family members. When the moment of truth arrived, and the brisket was served as the highlight of the holiday dinner, the first bite was met with a moment of silent appreciation. The meat was succulent, the flavors harmonious, with the cola adding an unexpected but delightful sweetness that complemented the savory profile of the brisket perfectly.

The “Completely Keto Cola Brisket” not only became the talk of the evening but also a new tradition, symbolizing adaptability and the joy of sharing. It was a reminder that with a little creativity, it’s possible to honor dietary choices without sacrificing the flavors and traditions that bring families together during the holidays.

Completely Keto Cola Brisket

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Coca Cola Brisket
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 13 minutes

In the South, many people make their brisket using Coca Cola. The Phosphoric acid in Coke acts as a meat softener. (It also does a number of your teeth and stomach but that's besides the point! And my brother is diabetic today probably due to all the Coke he drank.)



  • 4-6 lb brisket second cut for more fat
  • 3 cans Zevia Cola
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste


  1. Easy peasy recipe.

    Rinse brisket and place in crock pot.

    Cover with Zevia cola.

    Add onion, garlic, and tomato paste

    Cover and cook on medium for at least 4-6 hours.  Slice.

    I've cooked this overnight on low and the brisket falls apart with a fork.

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