Easy BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich Recipe

Imagine savoring this juicy roast beef slathered with barbecue sauce sandwiched in warm buttered bread for a summer outdoor picnic. Best served with onion rings and ice cold soft drinks, this smoked brisket sandwich is sure to be a snack well-enjoyed by everyone! And we will be teaching you how to make it using widely available ingredients in this easy BBQ brisket sandwich recipe.

Preparing the Easy BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich Recipe

Tips on Making Brisket Sandwich

The smoky aroma of roast barbecue brisket is something that’ll instantly make you hungry. The coke marinade has a double purpose of both acting as a meat tenderizer and giving the beef a delicious caramelized flavor. Aside from that, here are more tips on how to make the best brisket sandwiches every time:

  • Keep in mind that brisket shrinks to almost half its volume when cooking. A good rule of thumb is to get a pound of brisket per person. This will yield a half-pound cooked brisket for each person, which is a good serving size as the main dish. Worried about having leftover brisket? You can refrigerate it and reheat it up to the third day. It stays good for two months in the freezer.
  • Go low and slow in cooking the BBQ beef brisket. Cooking it at too high a temperature will make it dry and tough. At 350 degrees F, each pound will take about 30 to 60 minutes to cook until tender. The brisket is done when a meat thermometer inserted to its thickest part reads to an internal temperature of 180 to 185 degrees F.
  • Always trim off the silverskin, but leave some fat on. The silverskin is a connective tissue that remains tough even after cooking. The fat packs tons of flavor while naturally basting the meat as it melts making the meat juicy.
  • Choose a soft but sturdy bread to hold all the beef in. Some good choices are Ciabatta, French bread, kaiser rolls, and crusty artisan bread.
  • Load them up with delicious brisket sandwich toppings like hot sauce, horseradish sauce, pickled vegetables, coleslaw, or some cheese like sharp white cheddar cheese, pepper jack, and Monterey Jack

Easy BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich Recipe

How To Make Easy BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich

A smokey and deliciously tender barbecue smoked brisket sandwich roasted and stuffed in a bun!

Prep: 5 mins
Marinate Time:: 12 hrs
Cook: 3 hrs 5 mins
Total: 15 hrs 10 mins


For Beef Brisket:

  • 3 lb beef brisket, flat
  • 12 oz Coke, (1 can)
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce, add more if preferred
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 3 pcs ciabatta bread, small
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp salt

Optional Brisket Sandwich Toppings:

  • coleslaw, or lettuce
  • cheese, choice of Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, and/or Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
  • red onion rings, sliced
  • jalapeno, pickled


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the brisket in a large container or Ziploc bag with Coke.
  3. Marinate for 12 hours or overnight in the fridge. Then, discard the coke juices.
  4. In a bowl, combine salt, pepper, and granulated garlic.
  5. Rub liquid smoke on both sides of the beef. Then, rub on the dry spice mix.
  6. Place on a wire rack on a roasting pan then cover with aluminum foil
  7. Bake for about 3 hours.
  8. Baste every hour if you just used a roasting pan.
  9. Take out of the oven once it reaches an internal temperature of 180 to 185 degrees F, or it easily falls apart when poked with a fork.
  10. Rest for at least 15 minutes.
  11. Slice the beef. Then, toss it in the barbecue sauce.
  12. Slice the ciabatta in half.
  13. Smear on some butter.
  14. Toast for 2 to 4 minutes, or until it turns golden brown, on a preheated skillet or oven.
  15. Serve the sliced brisket on the toasted ciabatta.
  16. Add choice of toppings, if desired. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 26g
  • :
  • Calcium: 49mg
  • Calories: 935kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 311mg
  • Fat: 45g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 9mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 1634mg
  • Protein: 95g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 3190mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 460IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

What sides go best with brisket?

Beef goes well with potatoes. You can serve the beef brisket sandwich with french fries and scalloped potatoes. Perhaps a grilled chicken caesar salad will be a great light side dish, too.

Are brisket sandwiches healthy?

Yes. Brisket sandwiches are a good source of protein and carbs. In most bbq brisket sandwich recipes, the brisket is cooked without added oil through roasting. Cooking it this way actually helps break down and render out the fat content more. Additionally, you can make it an even more nutritious meal by filling the sandwich with vegetables and cheese.

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Making a smoky barbecue beef brisket sandwich has never been this easy. It’s perfect for meal prep or for feeding a big crowd. Serve healthy, filling, and delicious brisket sandwiches for everyone!
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