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Grilled Smokey Brisket Burger

Prep: 55 Minutes Serves: 4

This burger is where Texas barbecue meets French bakery

We’ve taken a typical BBQ Texan brisket and added it to a burger to create the ultimate Smokey Brisket Burger. Served inside our St Pierre Seeded Brioche Burger Buns, this burger is where Texas barbecue meets French bakery.

Brisket originated as a Jewish cuisine, cooked at celebrations such as Hanukkah and Passover. Overtime this dish has spread globally, most notably to Texas where it is now seen as the ‘National Dish of Texas’, often cooked on BBQs and smothered in barbecue sauce. See our Grilling occasion page for more.


  • 4 St Pierre Sesame Seed Burger Buns
  • Beef Brisket (ready-made or make yourself)
  • 4 beef burgers
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh chives
  • 4 slices cheese
  • Pickles, sliced
  • Pink pickled onions


To make the beef brisket:

  • Beef brisket joint, approx. 1.5kg
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 15 oz passata
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • Sea salt and black pepper


  1. To cook the brisket yourself – preheat the oven to 350°F /300°F Fan / Gas Mark If using a ready-made brisket, heat according to pack instructions and skip to step 4
  2. Heat a large, lidded oven-proof pan and add a little vegetable oil
  3. Add the brisket and brown all over then lift out onto a plate
  4. Add the onions to the same pan and cook for 5 – 7 minutes before adding the peppers, passata, ground cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle paste and season with salt and pepper
  5. Add the browned brisket back to the pan and cover with the lid. Slow cook in the oven for at least 3 hours or until the meat is very tender and easy to break apart with a fork
  6. Remove the meat to a plate and simmer the sauce for a few minutes to reduce a little
  7. Grill or fry the burgers until cooked then turn off the heat and add a slice of cheese to each
  8. Leave in the pan for a minute or so to let the cheese melt a little
  9. Meanwhile, grill the inside of the burger buns
  10. Mix the mayo with the chives and a good pinch of black pepper
  11. If making your own, shred the brisket meat and add back to the sauce
  12. Spread the mayo over the base of the buns and add the cheese topped burger
  13. Top with a generous spoonful of the shredded brisket. If you want add some sliced gherkins and pickled onions before popping on the lids and serving

Bon appétit!

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