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    I can't believe I'd never heard of this recipe until I was halfway through writing this cookbook and then only because my good friend Fran McCullough, a primo New York cookbook editor now retired and living in the historic town of Hillsborough just north of Chapel Hill, e-mailed one morning full of enthusiasm: "Have you ever heard of Atlanta Brisket?" She'd eaten it for the first time the night before at some local "food do" and was blown away by its flavor and succulence. A quick online search turned up this shocker. Eli N. Evans, my across-the-hall Gramercy Park co-op neighbor for nearly 20 years, is an aficionado of Atlanta Brisket. Who knew? President Emeritus of The Charles H. Revson Foundation of New York and like me a born-and-bred Tar Heel, Eli is the author of three acclaimed books: The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South, Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate, and The Lonely Days Were Sundays: Reflections of a Jewish Southerner. The irony here is that I'd hand recipe "tests" across the hall to Eli and his family, never dreaming that he knew a thing about cooking.

    Ingredients

    • 5 pounds fresh beef brisket, trimmed of excess fat
    • 2 bottles (16.5 ounces each) Coca-Cola (not Diet Coke)
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 cups Coca-Cola marinade, reserved from above
    • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix (from a 2-ounce package)
    • 1 can (8 ounces) salt-free tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
    • 3 large yellow onions, halved lengthwise and each half sliced about 3/8 inch thick
    • 3 large whole bay leaves (preferably fresh)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 569 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 37 g 56.49%
    • Saturated Fat: 15 g 73.44%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 114 mg 38.09%
    • Sodium: 2081 mg 86.7%
    • Calcium: 41 mg 4.12%
    • Potassium: 109 mg 3.1%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.05%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 24 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.55%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 34 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.63%
    • Vitamin C 4.57%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total5 oz-eq

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