Sandwich Essentials: Fried Coleslaw & Brisket

Andy Anderson !


This sandwich came about by accident, but more on that later. It is just a fun sandwich to eat with friends, or maybe serve while you are watching your favorite sports event.

It is not messy, or gooey… It is just yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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2 - 3
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 large
    french roll, freshly baked
  • 2 c
    beef brisket, chopped
  • 1 c
    fresh coleslaw
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 oz
    colby cheese, freshly shredded
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • ·
    secret sauce, more on this later in the recipe

  • ·
    fresh tomato, thinly sliced
  • ·
    chips, fries, or your favorite side

How to Make Sandwich Essentials: Fried Coleslaw & Brisket


  2. Chef’s Note: This recipe did not begin as fried coleslaw and brisket; it began its life as an unpretentious turkey & bacon slider. But, during the creation process, I was moving some coleslaw for another recipe over a hot pan, and some fell in… Well, the smell was really good, and I thought, I wonder what would happen if I threw in some chopped brisket… And that is how I got to this point.
  3. SECRET SAUCE: Since we are working with brisket, I think that this recipe calls for a horseradish-based sauce. This actual recipe is up to you; however, if you are interested, here is my choice:
    A Kinder, Gentler Horseradish Sauce
  4. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Get a nice sharp knife, and slice that baguette in half lengthwise. Try not to cut yourself in the process. OUCH!!!
  6. Chef’s Note: Make the bottom portion thicker than the top.
  7. Scoop out some of the bread in the bottom half, but do not go too deep. Just pretend that you are building a canoe… Row, Row, Row, your Bread, Gently Down the Stream.
  8. Add the coleslaw and garlic into a pan over medium-high heat, and cook until much of the liquid is evaporated, about 3 – 4 minutes.
  9. Add the beef.
  10. Combine with the coleslaw, and stir for about 2 minutes.
  11. Reduce the heat to medium, and add two ounces of the cheese.
  12. Stir until the cheese melts into the mixture.
  13. Chef's Note: Do a final tasting for proper seasoning, and add salt and pepper, as needed.
  14. Brush the bottom bun with some of the secret sauce… be generous.
  15. Add the beef/coleslaw mixture into the bottom bun.
  16. Top with the remaining ounce of cheese.
  17. Stick the bottom bun under a broiler, until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 1 – 2 minutes.
  19. Brush more of the secret sauce on the top piece, add some thinly-sliced tomatoes, cover, and cut into 3 or four pieces. Enjoy.
  20. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sandwich Essentials: Fried Coleslaw & Brisket

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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