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Smoked Barbecue Beef Brisket Sandwiches

These BBQ Brisket Sandwiches are made in the slow cooker with a handful of spices and a dash of liquid smoke, that classic BBQ Brisket flavor is delivered with a minimum of effort.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American


For the Brisket

  • 3-5 pound beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke

For the Sandwiches

  • Smoked Gouda, sliced
  • Fried onion straws
  • Mayonnaise
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Sandwich Buns


  • Trim any excess fat and cut the brisket in half width-wise.
  • Combine the paprika, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Stir together and then rub the spices all over the entire brisket.
  • Place one half of the brisket on a sheet of foil. Sprinkle half of the liquid smoke over it, making sure to get both sides. Wrap tightly and place into the slow cooker. Repeat with the second half.
  • Cook the brisket on low for 8 to 10 hours or until fork tender.
  • To assemble the sandwiches. Start by spreading mayo on the bottom bun, add a layer of meat, a slice of smoked gouda, barbecue sauce and fried onions. Add the top half the bun and enjoyl