Helene's Beef Brisket

Maria's friend Helene gave us this recipe. It makes a delicious and tender main course.


2large onions, sliced
1beef brisket (4 lb)
1 can (10¾ oz.)French onion soup
1¼ cupdry red wine
½ cupcatsup
½ cupfirmly packed brown sugar
1 pkg (1.4 oz.)onion soup


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place onions in roasting pan and top with meat. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over meat. Pierce meat with fork. Cover with foil; pierce foil in several places with sharp knife or fork to vent. Bake 3½ to 4 hours or until tender. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes before slicing the meat to serve. Serve with meat drippings.