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Brisket Grilled Cheese

Ever end up with extra BBQ brisket or pot roast? Instead of eating the exact same leftovers, add it to your grilled cheese to make a salty, creamy brisket grilled cheese sandwich. It just takes 10 minutes and a few ingredients you should have on hand.
Course Lunch, main, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Author Rebecca


  • Small Frying Pan
  • spatula
  • knife


  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 2 slices bread either fresh or lightly toasted if previously frozen
  • ½ cup Chopped/shredded brisket
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat up a small frying pan over medium heat. Spread ½ of the butter on one side of the bread, do the same to 2nd slice of bread. Place one slice of bread, butter side down on hot frying pan.
  • Place one slice of American cheese on bread, then add ½ cup of brisket, top with other 1 T shredded cheddar cheese, then add slice of American cheese on part of bread without American cheese. Top with 2nd slice of bread, butter side up. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bread is desired brownness.
  • Flip sandwich with spatula, cook anther 2-3 minutes. Add a lid if cheese isn't melting fast enough, turn down heat to medium-low. Check doneness of bottom bread slice. Remove once bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Cut in half and serve as is, or with a green salad or tomato soup.



  • Use your favorite kind of bread, if using frozen bread, toast until thawed before making grilled cheese.
  • Don't have brisket? Swap for pulled pork, leftover pot roast, or roast beef lunch meat.
  • Use whatever cheese you have. Use at least 2 kinds for flavor. Mozzarella + cheddar, cheddar + parmesan, pepper jack + cheddar, etc are all great combos.