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13 Leftover Brisket Recipes to Get the Most Out of This BBQ Classic

Brisket is one of the classics of barbecue, stealing hearts with its meaty, chewy texture and savory flavor. Although this dish might not be the first recipe you'd try when starting to barbecue, once you try it, you'll never go back. Since making brisket involves so much time and patience, it's best to make a big enough portion for a whole group to enjoy. However, after a few meals of this chewy BBQ dish, you'll probably want to change it up. Fortunately, there are many ways to turn your leftover brisket into a delectable meal in its own right.

Brisket goes surprisingly well in a number of dishes, from tacos to sandwiches to casserole. As niche as it may seem in the barbecue world, at the end of the day, it's essentially a meaty, delicious BBQ dish that will add flavor and protein to any dish. If you don't know where to start with repurposing your brisket, not to worry, because brisket lovers on the internet have taken care of it for you.

If you made brisket and have a ton of meaty goodness leftover, you're probably wondering what you can do with all that meat just waiting to be enjoyed. Never fear, dear reader, because we've compiled a list of leftover brisket recipes to help you use up all that leftover meat, no matter how you like to enjoy your smoked brisket. Whether you're looking for leftover smoked brisket recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, an appetizer, side dish, or snack, there should be something here for you.

1. BBQ Nachos

If you're a fan of BBQ, you'll probably enjoy this recipe. All you need is cooked beef pot roast or brisket, waffle fries, beans, barbecue sauce, cheese, sour cream, and onions for a delicious dish of nachos.

Get the recipe at Beef Loving Texans.

2. Brisket Tacos

Leftover beef brisket paired with crunchy taco shells — what's not to like? Check out this recipe for brisket tacos if you're looking for a fairly easy but flavorful meal to make with your remaining brisket.

Get the recipe at Miss in the Kitchen.

3. Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There are just so many ways to make grilled cheese even better, and this is one of them! This calls for cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, either Italian bread or Texas toast, and shredded brisket. Yum!

Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen.

4. Leftover Brisket and Poblano Chili

There are actually a ton of different brisket chili recipes out there, but we think this is one of the most promising. Plus, it's technically keto! For this recipe, you'll need your brisket, poblano peppers seeded and diced, chili powder, cumin, coriander, a bunch of veggies, and a few other ingredients.

Get the recipe at Table and a Chair.

5. Smoked Brisket Shepherd's Pie with Jalapeno Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Who doesn't love mashed potatoes? You don't ever really need an excuse to eat them, but this recipe for smoked brisket shepherd's pie will give you a good one.

Get the recipe at Country Cleaver.

6. 4 Ingredient BBQ Brisket Quesadillas

Keep it simple with this four-ingredient quesadilla recipe for your leftover brisket. If you've got tortillas, brisket, BBQ sauce, and shredded Colby Jack cheese, you're good to go!

Get the recipe at Heidi's Home Cooking.

7. Brisket Hash and Eggs

If you want a breakfast option for your leftover brisket, look no further than this hash and eggs recipe. This breakfast hash also includes peppers, garlic, and onion for a delicious start to your day.

Get the recipe at Spruce Eats.

8. Leftover Brisket Fold Overs

If you sauté some onions, add some brisket, garlic, barbeque sauce, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and a few other ingredients to these foldovers made with Pillsbury Grands biscuits, you'll find yourself with a delectable little plate of food.

Get the recipe at Just a Pinch.

9. Smoked Beef Brisket and Corn Chowder

A twist on traditional corn chowder! We think after you try it with beef brisket you'll never want to eat it without the addition ever again.

Get the recipe at Beef Loving Texans.

10. Brisket Chimichanga

If you've already tried making tacos and quesadillas with your brisket, why not give chimichangas a go instead? It includes rice pilaf, and the recipe suggests a Mexican rice recipe.

Get the recipe at Big Oven.

11. Cowboy Beans with Leftover Brisket

At first glance, this recipe may sound simple, but it does involve steps like rinsing the pinto beans in a mesh strainer and pouring them into a cast-iron Dutch oven. Still, the final product looks great!

Get the recipe at Dinner Then Dessert.

12. Brisket Tostadas with Beans and Cheese

There are always more options when it comes to brisket and beans. This recipe calls for pickled jalapeno as well, so only attempt it if you're willing to eat something with a little kick!

Get the recipe at The Pioneer Woman.

13. BBQ Tater Tot Casserole

We think casserole is the ultimate comfort food. Why not use up your leftover beef brisket to whip one together? Bonus points for using up those frozen tater tots in the freezer in a creative way.

Get the recipe at Stetted.

This post was originally published December 25, 2020.

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