Smoked brisket and blue cheese cracker appetizers

By Shannon Bowman on November 29th, 2023
Crazy Good Crackers 600

Smoky and savoury + sweet and simple = Shannon's crazy good cheese and cracker appetizers! In this easy recipe, Shannon tops Ritz crackers with bottled BBQ sauce, smoked beef brisket, smoked blue cheese and a drizzle of honey to create bite-size appetizers packed with big flavour. Simply delish!

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Crazy Good Crackers 600


  • 1 box Ritz crackers
  • 1 bottle your favourite barbecue sauce (preferably spicy)
  • ½ lb. smoked beef brisket from your grocery deli counter, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 4 to 8 oz. smoked blue cheese, crumbled or sliced
  • Honey


  1. Layer each cracker with barbecue sauce, brisket and smoked blue cheese.
  2. Top with a drop of honey.
Tip: If you decide to smoke your own blue cheese, I recommend freezing it before you throw it in the smoker.

About Shannon Bowman
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Artistic style: Sculptural Beadwork
Inspiration: Anything meticulous
Happy place: Wherever Pita is
Favourite project or work of art: Pita's paw print art