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Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese

Smoked Beef Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

An incredible use for leftover brisket -- Smoked Beef Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. And several other uses for leftover smoked brisket. 
Course Entree
Cuisine American, BBQ, Barbecue
Keyword best brisket recipes, brisket grilled cheese sandwich, leftover brisket, smoked brisket sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 688kcal


  • ½ cup leftover smoked beef brisket, shredded or sliced
  • 2 slices of bread, cut ½ inch thick (sourdough or como loaf work well)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons smoked cheddar, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Gruyere or Comté cheese, shredded


  • Heat up a cast iron skillet to medium heat (or warm up an electric panini press).
  • Add the brisket to the skillet to warm up. Slowly warm up your brisket for 3-5 minutes. Once it's warm, remove and set aside. Place pan back on the burner and warm up to medium heat. 
  • Lay out your bread and distribute the butter one side of both pieces. Turn the bread over and use the un-buttered side to build the sandwich. On the inside layer of the bread layer the Dijon mustard to both sides. 
  • Next layer with a slice of the cheddar, load on the shredded brisket, and then top with the Gruyere (or Comté). Place the other slice of bread on top (butter side facing out). 
  • Place sandwiches on the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes (covered), until the bread is golden, then flip. Cook other side (covered) until equally golden and crispy and the cheese is ooey gooey melted and you just can’t take the waiting anymore. Remove. 
  • Cut in half and serve alongside this Smoked Tomato Bisque


Alternatively you can cook in a Panini press for 3-5 minutes. I am not cool enough to own a Panini press so I have to make due flipping my sandwiches the old fashioned way.
For our smoked brisket recipe, click here


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 943IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 611mg | Iron: 5mg