I got marinade option 1 from a friend and modified it for version number two. This is a great main course for the holidays as an alternative to the usual turkey or ham.
Marinade Option 1:
2 pkg Onion Soup Mix
1 Bottle of red wine (Burgandy, Merlot, etc)
Marinade Option 2:
1 pkg Onion Soup Mix
4 c Beef Broth
4 T Worchestire Sauce
2 t Black pepper
Marinade beef brisket in fridge for 24 hours. Bake in an oven bag for 5 hours at 300 degrees.
Set aside drippings and wine marinade to cool and use for gravy. Cool meat completely.
While cold, slice the meat against the grain. Reheat until warmed through. Removed cooled fat from drippings, heat and add cornstarch to thicken.
Serve with mashed potatoes. Leftovers are great as a smothered open faced sandwiches or on a kaiser roll. Can add some bbq sauce to the meat to disguise leftovers.
TOTAL COSTS: $10.50 - $26.00**
Brisket $8 - 15 (depending on size) - Costco/Meijer/Meat Market
Onion Soup Mix $.50 - 1.00 (Aldi)
Wine $4 - 10 (Wherever)
Broth $2.00 (Aldi)
Seasonings from stock
** Price varies based on marinade and size but makes a lot of food. When you break down the cost per person it is a frugal feast.