Juicy Brisket Sandwiches with BBQ Sauce

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

Beef Brisket Sandwiches

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Serves: 10 Total Time: 8 hours


  • 1 beef brisket, 4 to 5 lb.
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1⁄4 cup store bought beef grilling rub
  • 2 small yellow onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 cup beef stock
  • 1⁄2 cup lager-style beer
  • 10 sandwich rolls, toasted
  • A jar of your favorite bbq sauce



Place brisket in a large roasting pan and pat dry with paper towels. Season generously on all sides with salt and the grilling rub. You want the rub to coat all sides of the brisket. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour or refrigerate overnight.


Put the onions, garlic, stock and beer in a slow cooker. Add the brisket, fat side up. Cover and cook on high for 8 hours. Transfer the brisket to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let stand for 30 minutes.


Slice the brisket across the grain, fill the rolls with a couple slices of meat and drizzle with bbq sauce. Pour barbecue sauce into a bowl and serve alongside.

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