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BBQ Brisket Melts Recipe

That’s what you get with our BBQ Brisket Melts. This recipe takes your classic brisket sandwich to a whole new level, making it perfect for any casual gathering or a comforting weeknight dinner.

The inspiration for these melts came from a summer BBQ where the brisket was the star of the show. I wanted to capture that same rich, smoky flavor but in a more convenient, handheld form. So, I decided to combine tender slices of brisket with a blend of cheeses and a tangy BBQ sauce, all tucked between slices of crispy bread. The result? A sandwich that’s ooey-gooey, savory, and absolutely mouthwatering.

Whether you’re using leftover brisket from your weekend cookout or making it fresh, these BBQ Brisket Melts are a surefire hit. They’re easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect for any meat lover in your life.

Recipe Summary

Savor the rich flavors of these BBQ Brisket Melts, combining smoky brisket with melted cheese and tangy BBQ sauce, all packed between crispy, toasted bread. Ideal for a hearty lunch or a satisfying dinner, this recipe brings the best of BBQ into a delicious, handheld melt.

Exciting Story

When I first made these BBQ Brisket Melts, it was an instant hit with my family. My husband, a brisket enthusiast, couldn’t get enough of the smoky, cheesy goodness. The kids, who can be picky eaters, devoured their melts with big smiles on their faces. One lazy Sunday afternoon, we decided to have an impromptu BBQ, and these melts were the highlight. Since then, they’ve become a staple in our household, especially when we have leftover brisket. It’s a dish that brings everyone to the table, ready to enjoy every last bite.

Why These BBQ Brisket Melts?

Selling Points:

  • Smoky Flavor: Tender, smoky brisket combined with tangy BBQ sauce.
  • Melty Cheese: A blend of cheeses that melt perfectly, adding a creamy texture.
  • Crunchy Bread: Toasted bread that provides the perfect contrast to the tender brisket and melted cheese.


1 lb smoked beef brisket, thinly sliced
8 slices sourdough bread
1 cup BBQ sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

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Prepare the Onions:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add the thinly sliced onions and cook until they are caramelized, about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and set aside.

Assemble the Sandwiches:

Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice of sourdough bread.
On the non-buttered side, layer brisket slices, BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, and shredded cheddar cheese. Top with another slice of bread, buttered side out.

Cook the Sandwiches:

Place the sandwiches on the preheated griddle or skillet.
Cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes per side. Press down gently with a spatula to ensure even cooking.


Remove the sandwiches from the heat and let them rest for a minute before slicing.
Serve hot and enjoy the smoky, cheesy goodness!

These BBQ Brisket Melts are perfect for a hearty lunch or a comforting dinner. Enjoy the rich flavors and the satisfying crunch of the toasted sourdough!

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