Slow Cooked Cola Braised Brisket
1 small onion, sliced
2-1/2 to 3 pound beef brisket (I used a flat cut style brisket)
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, or to taste
Couple dashes chipotle seasoning (I used McCormick's Chipotle & Roasted Garlic Seasoning), optional
12-ounces cola (I used Zevia Cola sweetened with stevia)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons no HFCS ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons dried chopped onion
Scatter sliced onion on the bottom of a 6 to 7-quart crock pot. Lay brisket on top. Season with smoked paprika and chipotle seasoning. In a bowl or 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine cola, mustard, ketchup, salt, Worcestershire and dried onion. Pour mixture over top of brisket. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Slice against grain and serve.
*Note: If desired, transfer juices to a pan and bring to a boil on stove top and reduce to desired consistency to concentrate flavors; season with salt and pepper, to taste.