Loading Video...

Brisket Sandwich

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 17 hr 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

SANDWICH ASSEMBLY:

1 (6 to 7-pound) first-cut brisket

Homemade Dry Rub:

1 head garlic, peeled and thinly sliced

20 peeled and very thinly sliced fresh ginger

6 shallots, thinly sliced

2 onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Apple Barbecue Sauce:

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 chipotle pepper, in adobo sauce, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup apple sauce

1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

8 onion buns, lightly toasted

Tomato slices, for garnish

Lettuce, for garnish

Deep-fried onion rings, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. For the homemade dry rub:
  3. On a parchment paper-lined baking tray, put the garlic, ginger, shallots, and onions and bake in the oven 4 hours, or until dried. Using a food processor, reduce into a powder with the brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Coat the brisket with the spice mixture. Cover and keep in the refrigerator overnight to marinate and flavor the meat.
  5. For the apple barbecue sauce:
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the onion, chipotle pepper, garlic, ketchup, honey, molasses, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, to taste.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Place the brisket, fat-side up, into a heavy baking pan just large enough to hold it, and pour sauce over it. Cover tightly and bake for 4 hours or until fork-tender.
  9. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board and keep warm.
  10. Strain and pour the sauce in a stockpot and let reduce for about 10 minutes on medium high heat until thick. Remove excess fat.
  11. Cut the meat with a sharp knife against grain, to desired thickness.
  12. To assemble:
  13. Garnish onion buns with the meat, sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and top with deep-fried onion rings.
  14. Cook's Notes: You can buy dried onions and garlic from grocery stores instead of preparing it. The apple barbecue sauce is a recipe on its own and very versatile. It can be used as a dip, as a sauce or as a glaze for other meats like chicken, pork, etc.
  15. The brisket can be served on its own and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
  16. Brisket can also be sliced and frozen for later use.
  17. Make the brisket the day before and reheat for best flavor.

Fudge Factor

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …