After the Rocky Top BBQ Cook Off last weekend, the Big Bob Gibson Team had to high tail it back to Decatur, AL. They had almost the full flat from their Snake River Farms waygu brisket leftover and couldn't take it with them. Hoss asked if I wanted it.
Did I want it? Damn he's funny!
After enjoying it for a few days and there was only a pound and a half left, I wanted to try something different. After toying with a few ideas, I thought I would make a brisket sloppy joe.
BBQ Brisket Sloppy Joes
Prep Time: 20
Cook Time: 30
Ingredients (6 sandwiches)
- 1.5 lbs leftover BBQ brisket
- 6 kaiser or onion rolls
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup diced yellow onion
- 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- Preheat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Saute the onion and bell pepper until just turning translucent, 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and saute another minute or so until it turns golden.
- Add the remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, shred or finely chop the leftover beef brisket.
- Fold the sauce into the chopped brisket and cook another 5 minutes.
- Serve on toasted rolls.
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The brisket will shred easier if warm. To do that, I put the brisket slices in a dish, pour 2 cups or so of simmering beef stock over them and quickly cover them for 10-15 minutes while I make the sauce. That gently warms the beef.
I also added a 1/4 cup of this liquid to the sauce when it was done. I figured that it couldn't hurt.
Toasting the buns is important because it keeps the buns from getting soggy plus it adds texture.
Alexis and Trevor DEVOURED these. The mixture reheats well for lunches at work (leftover leftovers) and it holds well over low heat for a while too. That makes it ideal for when you have a bunch of people over for a game, you can just keep it in a crock pot on warm and people can eat throughout the afternoon whenever they get hungry.