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Brisket Grilled Cheese

Brisket Grilled Cheese is an epic sandwich to make for lunch or dinner that is satisfying and delicious. A great way to enjoy leftover brisket from your weekend cookout.

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Smoked Brisket is my absolute favorite food and the leftovers are perfect for Brisket Tacos or Brisket Queso. Smoked brisket makes a great meal prep option for busy weeknights.

Closeup of brisket grilled cheese sandwich, cut in half.

A grilled cheese sandwich is one of our go-to meals for something really easy. When you add bbq brisket to a grilled cheese sandwich it’s a hearty sandwich to feed a hungry crowd. We also love a BLT Grilled Cheese and Homemade Coleslaw makes an easy side dish for sandwiches.

Ingredients for brisket grilled cheese.

Ingredients Needed

How to Make Brisket Grilled Cheese

Pan with chopped brisket and bbq sauce.

 

  • Chop brisket into bite sized pieces and place in a skillet with bbq sauce.

BBQ chopped brisket in a pan.

  • Cook over medium heat, stirring until heated through and brisket is completely covered in sauce.

Griddle with 2 pieces of bread with cheese slices.

  • Place a griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place butter side down. 
  • Top with a slice each of pepper-jack and colby-jack cheeses. 

Making grilled cheese with bbq brisket.

  • Add warmed bbq brisket. 

Making grilled cheese with brisket and cheese.

  • Layer on another slice each of the cheeses.

Making toasted grilled cheese brisket sandwiches.

  • Add the top slice of butter bread, butter side up. 

Toasting brisket grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • Cook for 3- 4 minutes and carefully turn the sandwiches, toasting on both sides until cheese is completely melted. 

BBQ Brisket grilled cheese sandwich cut in half and stacked.

  • Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

Variation

Smoked chuck roast or any leftover roast beef will work with this recipe in place of the smoked brisket.

Best Side Dishes for Brisket Grilled Cheese

Brisket is expensive but if you cook a large brisket over the weekend, you can get so many meals from that one cook and the easy dinner options are endless.  

If you have a vacuum sealer that is the best option for keeping it tasting fresh. Vacuum sealed brisket will keep in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freeze up to 6 months. You can also wrap it tightly in several layers of plastic wrap plus a layer of aluminum foil. Refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze up to 3 months.

More Leftover Brisket Recipes to Try

Brisket grilled cheese sandwich on a plate, cut in half.

If you have leftover smoked brisket, give these Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwiches a try. They are crazy good with layers of smoky beef, sweet bbq sauce and melted cheese on buttery toasted bread. What’s not to love?

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Yield: 3 Sandwiches

Brisket Grilled Cheese

Brisket Grilled Cheese, cut in half stacked.

Brisket Grilled Cheese is an epic sandwich to make for lunch or dinner that is satisfying and delicious. A great way to enjoy leftover brisket from your weekend cookout.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chop the brisket and place in a skillet with bbq sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring until well combined and heated through.
  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Place 3 slices butter side down on a preheated griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add a slice of pepper-jack and a slice of colby-jack cheese to each piece of bread.
  5. Top with a generous layer of bbq brisket.
  6. Add another slice of pepper-jack and colby-jack cheese over the brisket and top with the remaining bread slices, butter side up.
  7. Cook sandwiches 3-4 minutes or until bottom is toasted. Carefully flip the sandwiches to toast the other side until cheeses are completely melted.
  8. Remove from griddle. Slice in half and serve immediately.

Notes

If you have smaller sandwich bread, you can make up to 4 sandwiches. Use 1 1/2 slices of cheese for each sandwich.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1015Total Fat: 70gSaturated Fat: 37gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 279mgSodium: 1284mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 69g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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6 Comments

  1. How did you ever know I needed an easy dinner meal for tonight and that I happen to have left over brisket, thick Texas toast bread and those cheeses on hand? Dinner Winner! Cannot wait to try this later! A huge thank you!

      1. We made these again, but this time no barbecue sauce and it was really delicious! This is a keeper!

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