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Helene's Beef Brisket

Prep Time:

20 min

Cook Time:

4 hours


12 servings



About the Recipe

Maria's friend Helene gave us this recipe. It makes a delicious and tender main course.


2 large onions, sliced round

1 beef brisket (4+ lb)

1 can (10¾ oz.) French onion soup

1¼ cup dry red wine

½ cup catsup

½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 pkg (1.4 oz.) dry onion soup mix


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place onions in roasting pan as a floor, and put meat on top of onions. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over meat. Pierce meat with fork. Cover with foil; pierce foil in several places with sharp knife or fork to vent. Bake 3½ to 4 hours or until tender. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes before slicing the meat to serve. Serve with meat drippings.

We have a large enameled roasting pan, and that works well instead of foil.

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