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Smoked Brisket Stuffed Bread Dough

If you have leftover brisket, I have the perfect way to use it up. These Brisket Bombs are tender Smoked Brisket Stuffed into fresh bread dough and then baked until they are hot, soft, and golden brown. Make a big batch and freeze them for later, or have a lunch your coworkers or classmates will be jealous of allllll week long.

Smoked Brisket Bombs

Stuffed bread dough is one of my favorite meals. These are called any number of different things depending on where you grew up, but you may have heard it referred to as anything from a calzone, piroshky, runza, bierock, pasty, samosas, and number other names, but the basics are the same. If it is meat-stuffed yeasted dough, I’m in.

We’ve stuffed bread dough with a bunch of things over the years, but the most common that we tend to have is a beef, onion, and cheese mixture. It is very much like a Runza, if you’ve ever had one of those (Ohio people know what I’m talking about), which is very delicious – but I wanted a good way to use up some leftover brisket and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to make some fresh bread dough and get to stuffing.

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Brisket Stuffed Bread Dough shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • cooked brisket
  • risen bread dough (store-bought or homemade is fine)
  • barbecue sauce
  • butter

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How to make Bread Dough stuffed with Brisket

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

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Preheat the grill (or oven)

Your pellet grill or oven works well here for baking the bread. Whatever you decide to use, preheat it to 325°.


Stuff those buns

Make a small disc with a handfull of dough, and place a few tablespoons of brisket inside. We threw some bbq sauce on top for good measure too. Pinch together the sides to surround the filling and continue pinching and turning until it is sealed. Place the bun seam-side down on a prepared baking sheet.


Let them rise

While the grill or oven finishes preheating, let your stuffed rolls rise.


Bake them

How long depends on how big and doughy your rolls are, but usually between 20-30 minutes works. When the outsides and bottoms are browned, they are done. If you are using your grill, use the top rack or invert a large high-sided rectangular cake pan to create some more space between the fire and the bottom of the pan to prevent burning.



Pull the rolls out and while still hot, rub the tops with butter. Let cook for 10-15 minutes and serve!

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What else can you serve with Brisket Rolls?

These are great on their own or as a part of a big barbecue feast, but personally I love to sere them alongside some homemade air fryer potato wedges, Blackstone French Fries, some Smoked Mac and Cheese, or good old-fashioned Smoked Hash Brown Casserole.

Brisket Stuffed Bread Dough
Yield: 12 servings

Brisket Stuffed Bread Dough

Brisket Stuffed Bread Dough

Freshly risen bread dough is stuffed with smoked barbecue brisket and then baked (or grilled) until the buns are golden brown.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 12 dough balls
  • 3 cups chopped smoked brisket
  • barbecue sauce
  • butter


  1. Using risen bread dough (or thawed, frozen rolls), make 12 individual portions and for small discs in your palm.
  2. Take about 1/4 cup of stuffed brisket, and place it in the middle of the dough disc. Pull the sides up and around the brisket and seal them by pinching the sides together.
  3. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray. Place the rolls seam-side down on the prepped sheet, and cover lightly with plastic wrap or a light tea towel. Let rise for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat the grill while the dough is rising to 325°.
  5. Once the grill is pre-heated, put the rolls inside. If you are using a grill, use the top rack or invert a large rectangle high-sided cake pan on the grill to create some more space. Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes, or until the outsides are golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 500mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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