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Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwiches Recipe

Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwiches Recipe

The secret to a good barbecued beef sandwich is in the sauce. I learned that when a relative gave me her recipe after we enjoyed this delicious meal at her home. My family requests these sandwiches often.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • Hamburger buns


  • 1. Place brisket in a Dutch oven. Combine the next 10 ingredients; pour over brisket. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-1/2 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove brisket and discard cooking juices. Shred meat; return to Dutch oven. Add barbecue sauce and cook until heated through, stirring frequently. Serve on hamburger buns. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 204 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 729mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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fredneckian User ID: 5326144 42085
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"The note at the top of this recipe says "The secret to a good barbecued beef sandwich is in the sauce." Since one of the main sauce ingredients is simply listed as "barbecue sauce" with no hint of what type to use, I guess it is a secret."

KScales User ID: 3262967 38339
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Regarding OhBarbi's comment, there isn't a marinade to this recipe. The brisket just cooks in a homemade sauce.

We apologize for the confusion and it will be corrected here soon.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

OhBarbi User ID: 5434643 27624
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"The author mentions marinating. ? Are some of the first few ingredients, such as canola oil, etc., meant for a marinade?"

r_beyer User ID: 4614292 201680
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"I made this last night my husband loved it. I couldnt find the beef brisket so i used skirt skeak instead turned out really good."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 14686
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"My husband used to fret so much while barbecuing briskets that I sought a recipe he could relax with and still be proud of the results. This is it. It makes the best sandwiches!"

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