Brisket Sandwich Recipe: Simple and Satisfying Meal Idea!

This brisket sandwich is a simple and tasty way to use your leftover beef brisket. It’s comforting and satisfying, whether you fancy it up with toppings or keep it simple. Whether you bake your rolls or buy them, this sandwich will be your favourite way to enjoy leftover brisket.

Using leftover brisket for a sandwich might seem obvious, but trust me, it tastes amazing! The mix of tender, flavorful brisket and crispy bread is just perfect. It’s a great snack for late-night munchies, a quick lunch, or a busy dinner.

You can use any bread or roll you like for these sandwiches, so make them your way! If you have leftover brisket and rolls in the freezer, defrost them and make this sandwich. Toasting the roll gives it extra flavour, and you can also add a sandwich spread if your brisket doesn’t have much sauce.

Brisket Sandwich Recipe

Brisket Sandwich Recipe

This brisket sandwich is so delicious! Whether you've got leftover brisket or you're making it fresh, this sandwich is packed with amazing flavors and textures. It's seriously irresistible and might even be better than the main meal. I think the simple mix of flavors and textures really brings out the best in the tasty brisket.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 650 kcal


  • Smoker or Grill
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Mixing biwl


  • 10 oz Cooked brisket
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 Brioche or ciabatta buns lightly toasted

Optional but highly recommended toppings:

  • 1/4 cup Bread & butter pickles or sweet pickle relish
  • 1 cup Slaw
  • 1/4 cup Pickled red onions


  • Start by chopping the cooked brisket while it’s still warm. Use all the pieces, including the burnt ends.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the chopped brisket along with the BBQ sauce. Stir well until heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Assemble the sandwiches by placing bread & butter pickles or relish on the bottom bun, followed by the brisket, slaw, and pickled red onions on top. Serve immediately.


  • This recipe makes 2 sandwiches, but you can adjust the portions as needed.
  • You can use sliced or shredded brisket instead of chopped.
  • If using sliced brisket, consider adding BBQ sauce to the buns for extra flavor.
  • Feel free to customize the toppings to your liking.
  • Serve right away to avoid soggy buns. If you’re eating later, keep the components separate and assemble when ready to eat.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories650 kcal
Saturated Fat7g

What’s Good With Brisket Sandwiches?

What's Good With Brisket Sandwiches?

Brisket sandwiches are tasty with roasted potatoes or potato salad. Veggies like crunchy cabbage slaws, roasted veggies, and tangy salads are also great choices.

What Flavours Go Well With Brisket?

Coleslaw, baked beans, mac and cheese, classic potato dishes, and corn are all tasty with brisket. They each add their flavour and texture that complement the smoky taste of brisket.

What Veggies Go Well With Brisket?

Coleslaw and baked beans make brisket even better. For holidays, consider dishes like tzimmes, shredded Brussels sprouts, and air-fryer carrots to impress alongside your brisket.

How to Cut Brisket For Sandwiches?

Let the brisket cool a bit before cutting. Slice it thinly against the grain, then chop the slices into smaller pieces. This method gives you tender brisket for your sandwich.

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