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Brisket Grilled Cheese

A buttery, crispy grilled cheese sandwich with two kinds of cheese and leftover brisket makes one heck of a lunch. This Brisket Grilled Cheese is packed with flavor.

Brisket Grilled Cheese halves stacked on top od each other.


Last week, I shared a recipe for Oven-Barbecued Beef Brisket that makes one of the best briskets I have ever eaten. When I make a brisket for my family, we always have leftovers and this Brisket Grilled Cheese is one of my favorite ways to use those leftovers.

With gooey melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and pieces of tender slow-cooked brisket, this is a delicious, drool-worthy sandwich. It’s a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal.

Grilled Cheese cut in half with a glass of beer.

I love it because you don’t need much brisket, so it’s a good meal to make when you just have a small amount of leftovers. A little brisket goes a long way in these sandwiches.


In terms of comfort food, grilled cheese is right up there with mac and cheese as the ultimate comfort food. And adding brisket takes it to a whole new level.


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Brisket Grilled Cheese stacked on top of each other.

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Brisket Grilled Cheese halves stacked on top od each other.

Brisket Grilled Cheese

Have a few slices of brisket leftover? Turn them into a gooey Brisket Grilled Cheese. This sandwich is comfort food at its best!
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes


  • 8 slices Italian bread or Texas toast
  • butter
  • 1 cup heaping shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heaping shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2-3 slices leftover brisket, shredded


  • Spread about 1/2 tablespoon on one side of each piece of bread. To make a sandwich, place a piece of bread buttered-side down.
  • Cover the unbuttered side with shredded Cheddar cheese, then a layer of brisket, followed by a layer of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Place another piece of bread unbuttered side down on top. Repeat for remaining sandwiches.
  • Heat a pan, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Cook 1 or 2 sandwiches at a time, until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted.


You want to use a sturdy bread for this recipe. I recommend either Italian or Texas Toast.


Calories: 495kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brisket, grilled cheese

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Originally published July 15, 2015.


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22 thoughts on “Brisket Grilled Cheese”

  1. Shelly Holder

    OMG This is amazing!! I fried the bread in mayo I think it gives it a better flavor, also added fried yellow onion. Didn’t last long at all!! Thanks!

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