Old Fashioned Beef Brisket

Carol Perricone


My mother worked with a Jewish woman named Helen many years ago.

They became friendly, and Helen shared her mother's recipe for beef brisket that was made for the Jewish Holidays.

It was the tastiest meat my family had ever eaten!

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★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


  • 2 1/2 lb
    first cut brisket
  • 1 large
    sweet onion, minced
  • 1 pkg
    lipton recipe secrets onion soup mix
  • 2 c
    water, separated
  • 1 c

How to Make Old Fashioned Beef Brisket


  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, or heavy saucepan, spread onions on the bottom of pan.
  2. Place brisket on top of onions.
  3. Sprinkle with contents of Lipton onion soup mix, and pour 1 cup of water over that.
  4. Cover and cook brisket on stovetop over low heat for 1 hour. Remove brisket to a cutting board and cut against the grain into l/4 inch thick slices; return to Dutch oven.
  5. Pour ketchup and remaining 1 cup of water over brisket; return to stove, cover and cook over low heat for another hour. Remove to platter, and serve with rice or potatoes.

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About Old Fashioned Beef Brisket

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Jewish
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy

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