Smoked Brisket Roll

Recipe courtesy of Jason Lilley


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  • 1 brisket flat, fat cap on, about 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
  • 1 cup brisket rub
  • ½ bag Jack Daniels wood chips, soaked overnight in water
  • Bardough House Slaw
  • 10 country loaf rolls
  • Salted farm butter for the rolls


Coat the brisket on all sides with an even layer of rub. Let the meat to rest for 1 hour at room temperature or until the rub starts to turn pasty.

Set the EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor at 225°F/107°C.

Place the brisket, fat side up, on the grill. After 8 hours check meat periodically. Poke the meat in a few places; the fat should separate under your finger. When the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 200°F/93°C, remove it from the EGG onto a rimmed baking sheet to rest for 30 minutes.

Cut the brisket in thin slices against the grain. Cut the rolls in half and butter on both sides. Add sliced brisket and slaw and enjoy!

Serves 10

Brisket Rub Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (360 ml) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (240 ml) kosher salt
  • 1 cup (240 ml) ground espresso beans
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) cayenne pepper

Brisket Rub Instructions

Mix all rub ingredients together and refrigerate.

Bardough House Slaw Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (150 g) green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups (150 g) red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1¼ cups (150 g) julienned carrots
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) mustard
  • 1 cup (240 ml) mayo
  • Salt to taste 

Bardough House Slaw Instructions

Mix all slaw ingredients together and refrigerate.

Country Loaves Ingredients

  • 1 lb (455 g) stone ground flour
  • 1½ cups (355 g) filtered water
  • 2¼ tsp (7 g) fresh yeast
  • 5 g salt
  • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp (50 ml) extra virgin olive oil

Country Loaves Instructions

Dissolve the yeast in half the water. Place the flour and salt in a mixing bowl; add the yeast mixture and the oil.

Knead the dough by hand for 10 minutes, slowly adding the rest of the water. Allow to rest for 1 hour or until double in size. Divide into 10 equal size rounds. Shape into balls and allow to rest for an additional hour.

Set the EGG for indirect cooking with the convEGGtor and a Pizza and Baking Stone at 400°F/204°C. Place the rolls 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart on the preheated stone. Spritz lightly with water and bake for 15 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

3 thoughts on “Smoked Brisket Roll”

    1. You should soak them in water overnight to avoid them flaring up and catching fire once you put them in the smoker. You want them to “smoke” not immediately catch file. Soak them in water overnight and then remove them from the water when placing into the smoker.

      1. Pretty sure David was just being smart. Obviously, use chunks not chips. Just a few, don’t overdue it. Pick your flavor and smoke away.

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