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Brisket in a Bag

This tender brisket is served with a savory cranberry gravy that's made right in the bag. You'll want to serve the slices with mashed potatoes just so you can drizzle the gravy over them. —Peggy Stigers, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 large oven roasting bag
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (5 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place 1 tablespoon flour in oven bag; shake to coat. Place bag in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan; place brisket in bag.
  • Combine cranberry sauce, soup, tomato sauce, soup mix and remaining flour; pour over beef. Seal bag. Cut slits in top of bag according to package directions.
  • Bake 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender. Carefully remove brisket from bag. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Thinly slice meat across the grain; serve with gravy.
Editor's Note
This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 324 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 6 lean meat, 1 starch.
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  • muggsysmom
    Nov 14, 2020

    I have made this several times and served it to guest and it has always got rave reviews! I cooked it just as the recipe called for! Delicious!!!

  • HappyBakerStricksAgain
    Mar 16, 2019

    I got to tell you..NEVER roast a brisket above 250 degrees. It is a very tough piece of meat that needs SLOW cooking to release the to melt the collagen, fat, and other tough connective tissue. 225 is best.

  • Mangoserving
    Aug 15, 2016

    We didn't care for this flavor combo at all. Was bitter and slightly bland. Would not make again.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Oct 7, 2013

    This may seem like a strange combination of ingredients but this recipe is delightful! I did however use mine in a crock pot as oppose to the oven. Worked great!! Not only did the house smell wonderful while cooking but flavorful gravy was wonderful served over mashed potatos. You will not be disapointed!

  • luraetheangel
    Aug 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • christinamazzella
    Mar 29, 2013

    The meat comes out so tender and the gravy is delicious

  • staceylyn
    Oct 18, 2012

    Oh my gosh.....this is soooo good! Everyone loved it! YUMMY Followed recipe exactly.

  • cdanjon
    Apr 6, 2012

    Tasty and super easy to make..

  • Sask Mom
    Oct 31, 2011

    This was easy to put together, and really tasty. I cooked my brisket in a stoneware dish and covered it with tin foil. Baked it at 300 for 6 hours. Thanks for this recipe

  • crankysad
    Oct 28, 2010

    The ingredients seemed scary at first because they seem odd, but wow on the tasty scale. I have some friend who come by who are adventerous so I always try new recipies on them. They loved it and asked for more. I didnt make it in a bag though, I used a covered stone baker, but I did make mashed potatoes as suggested, and that was great. I had a smaller than suggested brisket which was fine, because now I have left over gravy. YUMMY! All the other receipes were for BBQ brisket, and I love BBQ but I love trying new flavors. Plus my sons asked for seconds and thirds. Winner, Winner, Brisket Dinner.