The Best Easy & Delicious BBQ Brisket Sandwich Recipe

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This easy and delicious bbq brisket sandwich recipe is so good! It’s a pre-seasoned brisket cooked low and slow in a slow cooker and then smothered in barbecue sauce. 

homemade bbq brisket sandwich

The Best Easy & Delicious BBQ Brisket Sandwich Recipe

If you’ve ever wondered, where can I get a BBQ Brisket sandwich near me, this post is for you! This recipe makes it easy to skip the restaurant and make your favorite sandwich right at home.

What a great make ahead recipe for a family bbq and it freezes well for quick weeknight dinners as well. Add this brisket sandwich recipe to your dinner lineup! You won’t regret it.

I never considered making my own brisket until I got brisket in my bulk beef order. We buy 100% grass-fed beef from a local farmer and one year a brisket was included with my order. I tried a couple different ways to cook it – but really only enjoyed the slow cooker method.

ingredients for homemade bbq brisket

What is brisket?

Brisket is a cut of beef from the cow lower breast or pectoral muscle area. They are a tough cut of meat, because that part of the cow typically gets quite a lot of exercise.

It is a large, boneless cut of meat that can weigh between 8 and 20 pounds. You can buy smaller portions.

How much does brisket cost?

Briskets used to be a very economical cut of beef, but in recent years the price has been creeping up because of increased demand. Now, instead of being the cheapest cut of beef, briskets are the one of most expensive – cheaper than prime rib and loin, but more expensive that most other cuts.

I paid about $9 per pound for a brisket at Costco recently. It averaged out to $3.25 for the meat per portion, since this recipe makes about 12 – 3/4 cup servings.

bbq brisket

How to Make this BBQ Brisket

I recommend cooking brisket in a slow cooker. The tough cut of meat definitely needs a long, slow cooking method to render it fork-tender and delicious. Additionally, using a slow cooker is so so easy.

bbq brisket fat side up in slow cooker

To make this brisket, place your brisket fat side up in the slow cooker. This lets the fat drip down over the meat and adds richness and flavor to the brisket. 

If you make it ahead of time, the fat will solidify as it cools and it’s super easy to take off too. You don’t have to eat the fat even if you leave it on to cook. 

The 4 pound brisket fit almost perfectly in my 6 quart slow cooker. I did have to squish it a little bit to get it to fit.

bbq brisket in crock pot with dry rub

I put a small diced onion and lots of garlic on top of the brisket. Then I added the spices on top to give it a dry rubbed taste.

bbq brisket in slow cooker

Cook time is long – like all day. I highly recommend starting this recipe in the morning, putting it in the fridge to cool overnight, and then finishing the next day before serving. The delicious aromas will drive you nuts – but it’s worth it!!

bbq brisket sandwich

How to cut the brisket

A lot of people wonder how to cut the brisket. I first cut it in slices against the grain. Then I cut off the top layer of fat if there is any. Then I either shred it or cube it, depending on how it wants to behave. 

What kind of BBQ Sauce Should I Use?

I recommend using your favorite barbecue sauce with this recipe. We like Organic Kinder Sauce that we buy at Costco, but you can use whatever you want. You can even make your own homemade barbecue sauce and use that if you prefer. There really is no right answer.

What food goes with brisket sandwiches?

Here are some of our favorite side dishes to serve with these BBQ Sandwiches.

bbq sandwich
Yield: 12 sandwiches using 3/4 cup brisket

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Brisket Sandwich

homemade bbq brisket sandwich

This delicious recipe for easy BBQ Brisket Sandwich cooks low and slow. It's great to cook the meat the day before the best brisket sandwiches.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 hours 8 seconds
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 11 hours 40 minutes 8 seconds


Mix all spices together in a small bowl.

Put the brisket in an 8 quart slow cooker, fat side up.

Put the onion and garlic on top of the brisket, then add the spices as well.

Cover and cook on low for 8 - 12 hours.

For easy of preparing, I like the cook the brisket overnight and assemble the next day. It's easy to cut the fat off the brisket when it's cool. I slice then, cut off the top fat layer, and chop or shred into bite sized pieces.

Add your favorite BBQ sauce and reheat.

Serve on bun with sharp white cheddar cheese, dill pickles, and jalapeno peppers, if desired.


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 643Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 1040mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 49g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 7/11/2021

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Now that you know how easy it is to make your own delicious brisket sandwich, why don’t you give it a try?

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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