Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

The brisket will fall apart and is great for sandwiches for school lunches. My kids loved them. (So did I) LR

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil leaving enough overlap to close over top of brisket.
  2. Trim excess fat from brisket and sprinkle liberally with Lawry's season salt and black pepper, both sides and ends.
  3. (Brisket can be browned in cast iron skillet in olive oil if you wish) Shake Zesty Italian and pour half the bottle into the foil lined baking pan.
  4. Add brisket to pan.
  5. Sprinkle contents of Lipton Instant Onion Soup envelope around pan.
  6. Add 12 ounces of Budweiser beer.
  7. Slice open two large onions and add to pan.
  8. Add a bay leaf or two to pan.
  9. Pour remainder of Zesty Italian Dressing over brisket.
  10. Close foil tightly and Bake at 325°F for 2 1/2 to 5 hours.
  11. Open foil, turn brisket.
  12. Close foil tightly and bake 2 more hours.
  13. Take brisket from oven.
  14. It will fall apart.
  15. It makes the most delicious sandwiches.
  16. Potatoes, carrots and onions can also be added during final hour of cooking.
  17. The pan drippings make a wonderful sauce.
  18. It can be thickened with flour, starch or arrowroot.
  19. Don't forget to remove the Bay Leaf.


Most Helpful

What a wonderful recipe! I made it just as directed and it FALLS APART! Am preparing it again right now. Thank you for sharing!

gabriela.bussek January 24, 2010

This was an easy recipe. For some reason it didn't seem like the flavors got inside the meat but stayed on the outside. The crust was awesome though. I am thinking of either marinating it for a bit before cooking or possibly injecting the brisket with some of the salad dressing/beer mixture next time.

Mysterygirl January 10, 2010

If I could give this 10 stars I would (first time ever!!!) I had some pork briskett I had no idea what to do with & substituted that. Low on the zesty italian so I added some ceasar & a little olive oil + some red pepper flakes. Cooked for 2 hours @ 350 (low on time too) and MAN O MAN, served on flaky biscuits for a saturday casual dinner & couldn't get enough, tender, juicy, plump... Mouthwatering. You HAVE to make this!!! I'm sure it would be awesome with beef as well, the kitchen smelled incredible! GREAT RECIPE LR!!! Thank you!!!

Babychops April 11, 2009

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