My mom used to make brisket all the time growing up. And to be honest, it wasn't my favorite. HOWEVER, if she had made these juicy brisket sandwiches with bbq sauce, I would have cleaned my plate FOR SURE!
Brisket is a really tough cut of meat. It's definitely not the cut you want to cook when you're in a hurry. But when you coat it with a spiced rub, let it sit overnight in your fridge and then slow cook it all day......MAGIC happens!! It becomes tender, juicy, and melt in your mouth. I love cooking it in the slower cooker because it's just easy. Put it in in the morning and you're free to go about your day. If you don't have a slow cooker, or prefer the oven, this turns out beautifully when cooked in the oven. Use a dutch oven, cover and cook at 250 degrees for 8-10 hours.
You know what would be DELICIOUS sides with these sandwiches?
The best homemade rub! (Cheaper and way better than store-bought! Although if you have store bought on, feel free to use it!)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 bay leaf, crushed