I love smoking briskets for a lot of reasons. I love making burnt ends, laying down smoke rings and eating tender slices of the flat as soon as it comes off the knife. But what I really love doing is coming up with fun, easy and delicious leftover brisket recipes!
Here are some of my favorites 🙂
Tried and True Leftover Smoked Brisket Recipes
Brisket Stroganoff Brisket in a rich creamy sauce served over a bed of noodles. Comfort food at its finest. This makes for a great weeknight meal that you can whip up in a hurry with leftover smoked brisket.
Big Beautiful Brisket Breakfast Burritos The king of all breakfast meals. I use chopped brisket, refried beans, cooked potato slices and scrambled eggs in this beauty. Try not to overstuff the burrito of you will have a hard time folding it properly.
Brisket Omelettes For when you want brisket for breakfast but are not up to the burrito challenge! Use farm fresh eggs if you have them available. I used tomatoes, black beans, cheddar cheese and jalapenos for the filling but there are lots of other options.
Brisket Ramen with Snow Peas The snow peas make it healthy so you can eat all you want! Other veggies that work great in this dish are broccoli florets, bean sprouts and leftover grilled zucchini. I saw one guy on YouTube add a scrambled egg to his version!
Easy Brisket Pizza on the Grill Use a premade crust from Pillsbury and this is incredibly fast and easy. I use a set of GrillGrate panels to get the perfect crust and replace the traditional tomato based pizza sauce with a bold barbecue sauce. This pizza takes about 15 minutes from start to finish.
World’s Best Frito Pie Take the recipe for World Championship Chili and make it even better by using leftover brisket that has been chopped into bite sized pieces. Serve over Frito Scoops and top with shredded cheddar cheese and your mouth is going to be happy!
Leftover Brisket Ideas That I am Going To Make
I am keeping this part of the list as a placeholder for the recipes that I really want to try the next time I smoke a brisket. All of these recipes are on Pinterest so if you want the exact details then just click on the Pins to get to the recipes.
Smothered Brisket Burritos
These smothered burritos look amazing! Chopped smoked brisket with peppers, onions, refried beans and Spanish rice. Wrap everything up in some tortillas, cover with shredded cheese and bake.
Looks like a winner to me!
Leftover Brisket Fried Rice
This looks like one of those recipes that is super simple to put together and is loaded with flavors!
Fry up some rice with a dash of soy sauce, toss in some scrambled eggs, diced smoked brisket and top with slices of green onion.
Man that looks good!
I have made Smoked Brisket Quesadillas a couple of times but never got around to taking the pictures and creating a recipe.
The real magic, in addition to the brisket, is figuring out what all to put in the quesadillas. Of course you’ve got to toss in some cheese but I am talking about spreading a layer of refried beans inside the tortilla, adding some grilled onions and a handful of pickled jalapenos.
I usually use flour tortillas for quesadillas as the ones made from corn fall apart pretty easily.
Now this idea is flat out genius!
You can chop up some leftover brisket and put it in a won ton wrapper with shredded and seasoned cabbage or other veggies of choice. These would be great when baked or fried and you could have a lot of fun trying out different dipping sauces.
Brisket Mac and Cheese
Hold onto your forks because this looks like a wild ride through Flavor Town!
You could take this Brisket Mac and Cheese in a bunch of different directions. Personally I would stir the chopped smoked brisket into the pasta and then add a crunchy crumb layer before baking.
You could also experiment with different types of pasta like Rigatoni that are better at soaking up sauces than plain elbow macaroni.
Brisket Pot Pie
I am keeping this recipe for Brisket Pot Pie as a placeholder for several recipe ideas. This idea is pretty similar to a Brisket Cobbler or a Brisket Shephard’s Pie.
Basically you will by mixing up a bunch of smoked brisket with peas, carrots and onions, adding some gravy and then covering it up with a pastry crust or mashed potatoes before baking.
How could this not be freaking delicious???