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BBQ Brisket Sandwich With Special Sauce

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

8 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

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Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 (6-8 lb) brisket, trimmed

  • favorite BBQ rub

  • 10 Large brioche buns, halved

  • iceberg lettuce, for serving

  • sliced pickles, for serving

Special Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup mustard

  • 1/2 Cup ketchup

  • 1/2 Cup Traeger BBQ sauce of choice

  • 3/4 Cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 Cup chopped pickles

Steps

  • 1

    For a 6 to 8 pound brisket, plan for 8 to 12 hours of cook time, roughly 90 minutes per pound. A remote probe thermometer is critical to use for brisket.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (6-8 lb) brisket, trimmed

  • 2

    Coat brisket liberally with preferred rub, Traeger Beef Rub, Traeger Prime Rib Rub or salt and pepper.

    Ingredients

    • As Needed favorite BBQ rub

  • 3

    Wrap in plastic wrap. Let the wrapped brisket sit for 12 to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 5

    Place brisket fat-side down on the grill grate, insert thermometer probe, and smoke for 4 hours.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 6

    After 4 hours, increase Traeger temperature to 250℉. When the internal meat temperature reaches 160℉, remove the brisket from the grill and wrap it in foil.

    Grill250 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F

  • 7

    Reinsert probe. Place the foiled brisket back on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 204℉.

    Grill250 ˚F

  • 8

    Remove brisket and allow to rest in the foil for at least 30 minutes.
  • 9

    Combine mustard, ketchup, Traeger BBQ sauce, mayonnaise and chopped pickles to make the special sauce. Smear sauce on buns.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 Cup mustard

    • 1/2 Cup ketchup

    • 1/2 Cup Traeger BBQ sauce of choice

    • 3/4 Cup mayonnaise

    • 1/4 Cup chopped pickles

  • 10

    Slice brisket after resting and place on buns with iceberg lettuce and extra pickles. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • 10 Large brioche buns, halved

    • As Needed iceberg lettuce, for serving

    • As Needed sliced pickles, for serving

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