Easy 4-Ingredient Baked Brisket

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  • Total: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 serving of brisket

It is hard to believe that this baked beef brisket uses only 4 main ingredients. It is incredibly flavorful and tender. The resting time is important in order to allow the flavorful juices to re-distribute throughout the brisket: otherwise, it may be dry after cutting. Brisket should always be cut against the grain. Beef or chicken broth may be substituted for the red wine if need be.


  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 pounds flat-cut beef brisket, fat-cap on
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking pan with foil.

  2. Make a bed of the sliced sweet onion in the baking pan. Cover onions with the red wine.

  3. Sprinkle the meaty side of the brisket generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Turn over brisket and place on top of the bed of onions, fat-side up.

  4. Sprinkle the top (fat-side) of the brisket evenly with the dry onion soup mix and more freshly ground black pepper.

  5. Place in the hot oven, uncovered, and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the baking pan and cover tightly with foil. Lower heat to 325 F. Return covered pan to the oven and bake an additional 1-1/2 hours.

  6. Remove pan from oven and let rest, still covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover and let rest an additional 15 minutes before slicing brisket across the grain to serve.