|The Valera Style Sandwich|
When eating BBQ at restaurants, I tend to stick with the Texas Trinity (brisket, ribs and sausage) as I like the variety to fully appreciate the pitmaster’s skills, but a visit to Big O's BBQ in Valera, TX made me fall in love with the BBQ Sandwich all over again. My brothers and I were coming back from hunting when we approached Big O’s. I had just eaten breakfast and wasn’t hungry, but can never pass up the opportunity to try a new BBQ spot. Since the trinity wasn’t an option (I wasn’t hungry enough) I opted for their Valera Style Sandwich which included brisket, grilled onions and jalapenos on a hoagie roll. One bite and I was in love and tweeted out I might have had the best BBQ sandwich of 2016 on the second day of January. Opening my mind back up to the Sandwich world I decided to go on a quest locally to find the best BBQ Sandwich in DFW.
1. The Toddfather- Cattleack BBQ, Dallas, TX
3. Chopped Brisket Sandwich-Winner’s BBQ, Plano, TX
While Winner’s doesn’t have a signature sandwich, the way they prepare theirs makes it unique by using moist brisket piled high on a soft white bun seasoned with their rub. Eating it alone or topped with their sweet BBQ sauce, this is one of the best basic BBQ sandwiches you will find.
|Simplicity at it's best|
4. Brisket Cheesesteak-3 Stacks BBQ, Frisco, TX
|Almost a VSS|
Heim BBQ’s signature sandwich includes jalapeno cheddar sausage, brisket, pulled pork and their famous bacon burnt ends on a jalapeno roll. This sandwich was one of the most expensive of the ones I had, but it also was the biggest. I was looking forward to this one the most as Heim is probably my favorite BBQ joint in DFW, but this sandwich disappointed me for one reason only, the bun. It was dry and fell apart making it impossible to eat like a sandwich. I ditched the bun and took advantage of the wonderful BBQ that was left on my plate. If this sandwich was on a bun similar to Cattleack or Pecan Lodge this could easily jump to the top of the list. It is still worth getting as it gives a nice sampling of all their meats except for the rib which I added to my order. You can’t go to Heim and not get ribs.
Best Non-Traditional Sandwich
Brisket Breakfast Taco-Dell Norte Tacos, Godly, TX
The brisket, egg and cheese taco is the best in DFW. It has perfectly smoked brisket with fresh scrambled eggs topped with cheese on a flour tortilla. If I lived it Godley, TX this place would get my business multiple days a week.
Honorable Mention Cattleack Barbecue’s Que T Pies
These are little pie crusts piled high with chopped brisket then folded over and baked. They aren’t served every day, but you can sign up for their email list to know when they will be on the menu. Limit 3 per order to ensure more people get to taste these awesome creations.
Other Sandwiches I tried in my search
Pulled Whole Hog Sandwich-Smoke Plano
The Jambo Texan-Jambo’s BBQ Shack
Jalapeno sausage/Brisket Sandwich-Macs BBQ
Brisket Sandwich-Hutchins BBQ
Jalapenos sausage/Brisket Sandwich Ten50BBQ
If you agree or disagree let me know in the comments!