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French Onion Beef Brisket Sandwiches


This is a slow grilled French Dip Sandwich made with brisket. You could use this same recipe with smoked brisket, but at 3 hours the grilling time is much less than the smoking time. This way you can have these for lunch.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: Makes about 10 sandwiches


  • 1 3-pound beef brisket, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 large buns
  • 10 slices Swiss cheese
  • a 13 by 9 inch disposable aluminum pan


Preheat grill for a medium high heat and indirect grilling. Place beef brisket on direct side for about 10 minutes per side or until well browned. While, layer onions in aluminum pan. Combine beef broth, apple juice, garlic, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over onions. Place pan on indirect side of grill. When brisket is browned place it in the pan on top of the onions. Close lid. You want a grill temperature between 325 and 350 degrees F. Let brisket cook until it reaches and internal temperature around 170 degrees F. This will take about 2 1/2 hours.

When done, remove pan from grill (carefully). Slice brisket against the grain into thin slices. Serve on buns, topped with onions and Swiss cheese and pan drippings on the side.

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