Lazy Day Beef Brisket

4 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 4 hours

Marinate for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator, and then bake it in the oven. It's as easy as that to have tender, flavorful brisket. Leftovers can be frozen for chopped beef sandwiches. This marinade recipe will work, without doubling it, for up to a 10 pound brisket. I just did a five pound because my family is small.


1 5 pound Beef brisket
2 14-ounce cans Swanson's Beef Broth
1/2 cup Lemon juice
1 1/2 cups Soy sauce
3 cloves Garlic; minced
2 tablespoon Liquid smoke
2 medium Onions; quartered
Montreal Steak Seasoning; as required

Original recipe makes 8



Combine broth, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, and liquid smoke in a roasting pan. Place brisket in the pan, fat side up, and drizzle some of the marinade over the top. Sprinkle liberally with Montreal steak seasoning, and place the onions along the sides of the brisket. Cover pan with foil, and marinate in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours. Preheat oven to 300 degrees, and place the brisket on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for about 40 minutes per pound of meat you are preparing. I baked my five pound brisket for 3 1/2 hours. The meat should be fork tender.

Transfer the brisket to a cutting board, and slice against the grain. Place the slices back into the marinade. This marinade is delicious drizzled on top of the meat and some mashed potatoes.


I love this brisket recipe because no grilling is required, and very little work is involved! It is also versitile enough to feed a large crowd, or take to a pot luck dinner.

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I made this twice. I reduced the amount of soy sauce and replaced that liquid with worcestershire the second time, which my family liked better.
kjlarson 3y ago

This was extremely delicious!!
hbinhb 6y ago

This is delicious left over. I shread the leftover meat and freeze it. For a quick and delicious meal, I simply thaw out the shredded meat, add some bottled BBQ sauce mixed with a little water to thin it, and place it in a crockpot for a few hours to warm. Yummy served on toasted buns.
Beachbumette 6y ago

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