Easiest Melt In Your Mouth Onion Soup Mix Brisket

This recipe is so simple and tastes so divine. My friend Laurie makes it for us every year when we spend holidays with her family. It really is melt in your mouth delicious!
Course Classic Recipes, Dinner, Family Favorties, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 243 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 3 pound beef brisket
  • 1 packet Lipton onion soup mix, with or without mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar, optional
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 large disposable heavy-duty aluminum pan, optional – Found at dollar stores or in markets or Use a large baking pan


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

    2.Mix together soup mix, water, ketchup, garlic and black pepper, sugar if using until combined.

    3.Pour into pan, lay brisket over sauce then turn over a few times to coat the brisket.

    4.Lay sliced onions over brisket.

    5.Cover pan with aluminum foil, not too tight.

    6.Bake for about 3 hours or until brisket is tender.

    7.Let sit in the pan for about 15 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!!

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