The Ultimate Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich: A Delicious Use for Leftover Brisket

Who says leftovers can’t be amazing? At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we believe in making the most out of every ingredient, especially when it comes to the deliciousness of smoked brisket. Introducing our Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwiches—a mouthwatering blend of smoky brisket, buttery bread, and melty cheese that will leave you craving more.

Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Bringing New Life to Leftover Brisket

We understand that some people may question the concept of “leftover smoked brisket.” But when you’re as passionate about cooking as we are, perfecting your craft means you’re bound to have leftovers. As BBQ caterers, we constantly test and serve recipes, which inevitably leads to a surplus of mouthwatering brisket. And we couldn’t be happier, because leftovers give us the opportunity to create culinary magic.

Speaking of smoked brisket, if you’re looking for a go-to recipe, you can find ours at Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.

The Cheese Duo: Smoked Cheddar and Gruyere

When it comes to creating the perfect Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich, the secret lies in the combination of cheeses. We’ve discovered that a mix of shredded smoked cheddar and Gruyere (or Comté) is pure cheesy perfection. These mild cheeses complement the star of the show—the tender smoky brisket—without overpowering it. If you don’t have those on hand, monterey jack cheese or pepper jack cheese are excellent substitutes.

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Crafting the Perfect Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

To make the ultimate Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich, start by warming up your leftover brisket in a pan on the stovetop. Allow the meat to rehydrate and regain its juiciness. If needed, add a tablespoon of your favorite BBQ sauce to add moisture without overpowering the meat.

Next, prepare your bread by spreading butter on one side of each slice. On the un-buttered side, layer Dijon mustard for an extra kick of flavor. Then, add shredded cheddar, generous portions of shredded brisket, and top it off with shredded Gruyere (or Comté). Place the other slice of bread on top with the buttered side facing out.

Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Now it’s time to cook the sandwich. Heat a skillet, place the sandwiches on it (covered with a lid), and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until the bread turns golden and crispy, and the cheese becomes irresistibly gooey. Alternatively, use a panini press to create a flavorful brisket panini. Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy it with our Smoked Tomato Bisque for the ultimate soup and sandwich combo.

Wine and Beer Pairing

To elevate your dining experience, we recommend pairing our Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a glass of Barbera wine. The fruity and acidic notes of the wine complement the rich flavors of the sandwich exceptionally well. Without the soup, an oaked Chardonnay would also be a fantastic choice. If you prefer beer, a refreshing Pilsner will do the trick, cutting through the richness of the sandwich.

Explore More Leftover Brisket Recipes

If you find yourself with even more leftover brisket, we’ve got you covered. Visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for additional mouthwatering recipes that make the most of this delectable ingredient.

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More Sandwich Ideas to Savor

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we love creating unforgettable flavor combinations. Here are a few sandwich ideas that will take your taste buds on a journey:

  • Fried Mortadella Sandwich: Thinly sliced and smoked mortadella fried to perfection with melted cheese, served on a brioche bun.
  • French Dip Sandwich: Smoked beef dipped in savory au jus and finished with a horseradish cream sauce.
  • Tri Tip Sandwich: Smoked tri-tip slathered in flavorful chimichurri sauce, inspired by California cuisine.

About Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we are passionate about the art of barbecue. Our team consists of certified sommelier Mary and backyard pitmaster Sean. Together, we’ve been creating mouthwatering recipes and sharing our love for cooking on our website since 2009. We invite you to join our BBQ journey and discover delicious flavors that will leave you craving more.

If you try this recipe, we would love to hear about your experience. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #rowdyhogsmokinbbq. We can’t wait to see your culinary creations!

Note: This article was originally published in October 2014 and was updated in September 2023 with detailed instructions. The original recipe remains the same.