20 Best Leftover Brisket Recipes

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Last night’s brisket was amazing. Mouth-watering, tender, and juicy. But now what do you do with all of the leftovers the next day?

From chili to lasagna and even fried rice, there are so many ways to make the most of that leftover brisket. Keep reading below for 20 creative ways to use up the brisket leftovers that the whole family will love.

You may also want to check out some sides you can serve with brisket as well.

20 Must-Try Ideas For Using Up Brisket

1. Brisket Breakfast Hash

Traeger Brisket Breakfast Hash Recipe
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Breakfast is served with this delicious breakfast hash that is a breeze to throw together in a cast iron skillet. It’s packed with shredded brisket, potatoes, peppers and eggs for a great way to start the day. Get the recipe here.

2. BBQ Brisket Shepherd’s Pie

BBQ Brisket Shepherds Pie Recipe

Using leftover brisket is a fun twist on your standard shepherd’s pie! Besides the extra brisket, you’ll also need potatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes, peas, onion, chicken broth and even dark beer for this next-level recipe. Get the recipe here.

3. Brisket Beef Stroganoff

Brisket Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Nothing is quite as satisfying as a warm, hearty serving of beef stroganoff. This recipe is a perfect way to use up your leftover brisket. You’ll also need some Worcestershire sauce, Chianti, sour cream, tomato paste, onion and seasonings for this delicious dish. Get the recipe here.

4. Beef Brisket Chili

Leftover Smoked Brisket Chili

We’ve all got our favorite chili recipes. But if you’re looking for a different way to make it next time, this brisket chili is definitely worth a try. It’s a comforting, hearty meal and an easy way to use up leftover meat. This cozy chili is filled with beans, peppers and corn in a thick and chunky tomato base. Get the recipe here.

5. Smoked Beef Brisket Street Tacos

Smoked Beef Brisket Street Tacos Recipe

These brisket tacos are a simple, yet classy way to serve up your leftover BBQ brisket. All you need is smoked beef brisket, avocado, red onions, cilantro, lime and small flour or corn tortillas. Get this great recipe here.

6. Beef Brisket Enchiladas

Leftover Brisket Enchiladas

This recipe is perfect for the Mexican food lover. Imagine the smoky flavor of beef brisket and gooey melted cheese wrapped in a warm tortilla blanket topped with an incredible handmade enchilada sauce with robust, magnificent flavor. Get the recipe here.

7. Leftover Brisket Nachos

Leftover Brisket Nachos Recipe

Use shredded beef brisket to make these loaded BBQ brisket nachos. They’re perfect as a party appetizer, dinner, or addition to a game-day snack table. Plus they are easy to customize with toppings of your choice like green onions, black beans or tangy BBQ sauce. Get the recipe here.

8. Brisket Sandwiches

Leftover Brisket Sandwich

A leftover brisket sandwich is simple, but delicious. Technically, all you need is brisket and a bun, but adding a little bit of BBQ sauce, pickles and slaw will kick things up a notch. Maybe even throw on a slice of jalapeno cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, sweet bell peppers or a boatload of caramelized onions if you’re feeling adventurous. Get a great chopped brisket sandwich recipe here.

9. Texas Tater Tot Casserole

Texas Tater Tot Casserole Recipe With Beef Brisket

This tater tot casserole is packed with lots of cheese, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and of course, beef brisket! Get the recipe here.

10. Brisket Lasagna With BBQ Sauce

Brisket Lasagna

This lasagna isn’t like the traditional lasagna your grandma used to cook! Instead of using tomato sauce and ground beef, the lasagna noodles are layered with cheese, chopped smoked beef brisket, and drizzled with your favorite barbecue sauce. Get the recipe here.

11. Brisket Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew With Leftover Brisket

This hearty southern stew is loaded with smoked meats, veggies and seasonings. Best of all, you can make it on the stovetop, in an Instant Pot or slow cooker. Get the recipe here.

12. Brisket Mac and Cheese

Brisket Mac and Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This homemade smoked brisket mac and cheese is made with diced green chilis and 3 types of cheese – pepper jack, white cheddar and gruyere. The best part is how quick and easy it is to prepare! Get the recipe here.

13. Leftover Brisket Fried Rice

Leftover Brisket Fried Rice Recipe

This creative recipe incorporates brisket into a tasty fried rice dish! It takes about 20 minutes to make and has a spicy Texas spin with jalapeño and a green dragon sauce. Get the recipe here.

14. Texas Style Leftover Brisket Kolaches

If you’re a fan of Texas-style sausage kolaches or Klobasnek, then you definitely want to give this recipe a try. These delicious kolaches are stuffed with chopped brisket and cheddar cheese. Get the recipe here.

15. Easy Chile Relleno Recipe

Easy Chile Relleno Recipe With Leftover Smoked Brisket

In this versatile recipe, poblano peppers are stuffed with leftover smoked brisket. The stuffed poblanos are then dipped in fluffy egg batter and fried until golden brown. And top it off with a homemade Salsa Rojas (spicy red sauce). Get the recipe here.

16. Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Save a few slices of the leftover brisket flat for an unexpected addition to your next grilled cheese sandwich! Get the recipe here.

17. Cowboy Brisket Casserole

This creative recipe takes only 30 minutes to make and is a great way to highlight your leftover brisket. You’ll need a boxed cornbread mix, egg, milk, cheese, corn, beans, BBQ sauce, and of course, your brisket. Get the recipe here.

18. BBQ Brisket Pizza

Traeger BBQ Brisket Pizza Recipe
Image: Traeger

Everyone loves pizza, but have you ever tried it topped with thick chunks of meaty brisket? Add some sweet heat BBQ sauce, melty cheese, jalapeños, tomato, red onion, and fresh cilantro for an amazing new twist on an old favorite. Get the recipe here.

19. Brisket and Potato Stew

This recipe from Martha Stewart calls for her leftover slow-cooker brisket, but you can definitely substitute any leftover brisket that you have on hand. Get the recipe here.

20. Brisket Baked Beans

Brisket Baked Beans Recipe

Baked beans are a great side dish for brisket, but you can also put your brisket right in the beans. This recipe uses ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar for a delicious sweet and savory flavor. Get the recipe here.


Recipes For Leftover Beef Brisket

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