Making Quick and Easy Chopped Brisket Sandwiches
When I cook a brisket, I usually use a 10-pound or bigger cut of meat. Now, if I’m having a party or going to a tailgate, I won’t have any left. Sometimes, though, I’ll make a brisket for a small group or just the family and there’ll be some leftovers.
This happened a while back, and I decided to make some brisket sandwiches with my leftovers. These were so easy I had them ready in minutes.
Let’s dive into brisket sandwich-making right now!
- Leftover brisket. I made my Easy Smoked Brisket recipe and had some leftovers.
- Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce. I use this sauce quite a bit because the tangy ketchup base mixed with sugar and spices are all flavors that blend well with the meat. Everybody loves the sweet and spicy kick it gives food.
- Bread-n-butter sweet and spicy pickles. A few of these add zestiness to the sandwich and mingle well with the spices on the meat.
- White onions. A few sliced-up pieces of onion bring the zing.
- Brioche sandwich buns. You can use any kind of bun, or in a pinch, even pieces of bread. But brioche buns are my favorite.
The Equipment Setup
The big work was already done by making the brisket in the first place. This recipe is so easy you don’t need anything but a knife, the ingredients, and your fingers.
The Process for Making Quick and Easy Chopped Brisket Sandwiches
I walked through this recipe from beginning to end on my Youtube video and I also included the directions for my chopped brisket sandwiches at the bottom of this post.
Here’s how I made them.
- Heat the leftover brisket. I took my brisket and heated the slices up right in the bag. This heating method helps the meat retain its moisture.
- Chop the meat up. Using a large knife, I chopped the brisket into bite-sized pieces. I went over it two or three times to be sure I got every piece chopped good.
- Toast the buns. Open up the brioche buns and toast them in the oven for a couple of minutes. If you prefer softer bread, leave this step off.
- Lay on the brisket. I got a big handful of chopped brisket and added it to the bun. Don’t be skimpy on the meat. Pile it up high!
- Pour on the sauce. I like my BBQ sauce on top of my meat. I drizzled Heath Riles Sweet BBQ sauce onto the brisket. The sauce makes it extra juicy and adds even more flavor to the sandwich.
- Add the fixins. Lay a couple of pieces of sliced onion on each sandwich, then top it off with some bread-n-butter sweet and spicy pickle chips. Take a big bite!
I think I’ll rename this bad boy the Ultimate Chopped Brisket Sandwich. I bit into it and tasted all the flavors of the spices and the crunch of the pickles and onion….man it was delicious!
The chopped brisket was juicy and tender, perfect on a sandwich. The next time I make them, I’ll add some sides to go with them, like Smoked Brisket Baked Beans and coleslaw. I’m already looking forward to eating these again.
Serving Suggestions for my Chopped Brisket Sandwich
I like my sandwiches piled high, so I probably used 6-8 ounces of meat on every bun. One sandwich makes a meal for most people unless they’re really hungry. If you make a side dish or two, one sandwich should fill everyone up.
Equipment and Tools
I didn’t need many tools for this recipe.
Large knife, Traeger Timberline 1300
Chopped Brisket Sandwich
Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce
Leftover brisket, chopped
Take your leftover brisket out of your fridge or freezer. We vacuum sealed our brisket and heat it back up in the bag.
Slice your brisket and chop the slices into small pieces.
Assemble your sandwich. Take about a handful of your chopped brisket and place it on your bottom bun. Drizzle some Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ sauce over your chopped brisket, and place your sliced onion and pickle chips on top.
Once you have your sandwich assembled, it's time to dig in!