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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked brisket sandwich with homemade pickled red onions. It is the best BBQ brisket sandwich!

Smoked Brisket Sandwich with Homemade Pickled Red Onions

5 from 6 votes
Course: Lunch, Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
This smoked brisket sandwich is SO GOOD! It’s a hearty sandwich using leftover brisket with homemade pickled red onions and other brisket sandwich toppings. So if you’re looking for the best BBQ brisket sandwich, read on!
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  • 5 sandwich buns french bread
  • 1 Pounds brisket leftover sliced meat
  • 2 jalapenos thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup pickles sandwich style
  • 1/2 Cup fried onions

For serving 

  • 1/4 Cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 Cup coleslaw

Homemade Pickled Red Onions 

  • 1 Red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 Tablespoons peppercorn
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Cup white vinegar


  • Set oven to “warm”, or 200 degrees F. 
  • Slice french bread rolls if not pre-sliced. Brush inside the rolls/buns lightly with BBQ sauce. This flavours the bread as the sauce melts into the bread as it warms but is optional if you prefer topping the finished sandwich with BBQ sauce instead.
  • Add 2 to 3 slices of brisket meat to the centre of each roll. Place into the oven for 10 minutes to lightly warm and toast. 
  • Remove rolls from the oven. Top with pickled red onions, pickles, fried onions, and jalapeno slices.  
  • Serve with a side of BBQ sauce and coleslaw.

Homemade Pickled Red Onions 

  • Thinly slice red onion and cut garlic cloves in half. Add red onion slices, garlic, and peppercorn to a small container or mason jar.  
  • Fill the jar with white vinegar and seal. Pickled red onions will be ready to serve in 30 minutes. Keep refrigerated.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4mg
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.