Tender Brisket

Recipe by LR Beckwith
READY IN: 4hrs 15mins




  • Line a baking pan with aluminum foil leaving enough overlap to close over top of brisket.
  • Trim excess fat from brisket and sprinkle liberally with Lawry's season salt and black pepper, both sides and ends.
  • (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.
  • Add brisket to pan.
  • Sprinkle contents of Lipton Instant Onion Soup envelope around pan.
  • Add 12 ounces of Budweiser beer.
  • Slice open two large onions and add to pan.
  • Add a bay leaf or two to pan.
  • Pour remainder of Zesty Italian Dressing over brisket.
  • Close foil tightly and Bake at 325°F for 2 1/2 to 5 hours.
  • Open foil, turn brisket.
  • Close foil tightly and bake 2 more hours.
  • Take brisket from oven.
  • It will fall apart.
  • It makes the most delicious sandwiches.
  • Potatoes, carrots and onions can also be added during final hour of cooking.
  • The pan drippings make a wonderful sauce.
  • It can be thickened with flour, starch or arrowroot.
  • Don't forget to remove the Bay Leaf.