Helene's Beef Brisket

Prep Time:

20 min

Cook Time:

4 hours

Serves:

12 servings

Level:

Intermediate

About the Recipe

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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.