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Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours


10-12 servings

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.


  • 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.

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