11 Best Leftover Brisket Recipes [Tacos, Arepas, Chili & More!]

Leftover Brisket Recipes

Brisket is a big cut of meat, so it’s inevitable that from time to time you’ll end up with a mountain of leftover beef to work through.

But instead of scraping away at it with a fork, there are a ton of leftover brisket recipes out there to show the best way to make use of that remaining beef.

And I’m not just talking brisket sandwiches. We have delicious ideas including brisket tacos, brisket soup, and even brisket breakfasts.

Yep, that’s right. Brisket for breakfast.

Let’s get into it!

Leftover Brisket Hash and Eggs

Leftover Brisket Hash and Eggs
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Where better to start this list than with the best way to start the day?

This dish fits in some of what makes a full English breakfast so great, and gives it a twist.

Plus, the best thing about this hash and egg dish is that it works just as well for lunch or even dinner.

Served with cooked onions and diced potatoes, it’s rich in flavor while still giving center stage to the star of the show: Our beef brisket.

Brisket Tacos

Brisket Tacos

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How can we make one of the world’s best foods into one of the best smoked brisket recipes? By adding brisket of course.

It can be easy to go overboard with taco fillings, but what I love about this recipe is that it’s stripped back enough to make the best of the leftover beef.

Just some diced onion, tomatoes, and salsa. Simplicity is king.

Brisket Arepas

Brisket Arepas

Arepas are criminally underrated, but are pretty much the ultimate comfort food.

My personal experience with the South American food has often been with chicken, but swapping in brisket has been a total success for me.

This recipe can be a little daunting because you’ll need to make the dough yourself, but it’s actually quite straightforward.

Give it a go!

Brisket Chili

Brisket Chili

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No list of leftover beef recipes would be complete without some sort of chili.

This dish makes great use of large chunks of brisket by slowly reheating them among ingredient favorites like black beans, peppers, and onions.

BBQ Brisket Sandwiches

BBQ Brisket Sandwiches

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When all else fails, there’s brisket sandwiches.

Packed with reheated brisket to form a juicy, melt-in-your-mouth filling, this sandwich gets the very best out of our favorite barbecue meat.

The beef sits on toasted buns, and can be drowned in your choice of barbecue sauce, coleslaw, or cheese. Or all three.

Trust me, one won’t be enough.

Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Another sandwich, but with one big difference: It’s all about the cheese.

These grilled cheese sandwiches merge juicy beef brisket with smoked cheddar and a delightful brioche bun.

If you don’t have a good grilled cheese sandwich in your repertoire (and if not, why not?!) then let this be your first.

BBQ Brisket Pizza

BBQ Brisket Pizza

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The ultimate beef lover’s treat. I love making my own pizza at home with our backyard oven, and using a reheated brisket has been a revelation.

Topped with jalapeños, ranch dressing, and cheese, it might just be the last pizza topping recipe you’ll ever need.

Spicy Brisket Quesadillas

Spicy Brisket Quesadillas

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If you’re still looking for a cheese fix, then fusing brisket with the good stuff for quesadillas is a surefire way to make the ultimate party food.

They’re meaty, they’re juicy, and they’re easy. Just like any good leftovers recipe should be.

Brisket Soup

Brisket Soup

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A hearty beef soup is a great option for the cold and dark months, and makes for an easy way to make quick use of any leftover meat you have knocking around.

This brisket soup recipe is served with cheese dumplings and sautéed red onions, and drowned in red wine and beef stock. The perfect winter comfort food.

Brisket Ragu

Brisket Ragu

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This recipe is proof that brisket is far more versatile than a lot of people give it credit for.

The beef is cooked in tomato, onions, and white wine, allowing it to soak up every inch of flavor available. It’s a thing of beauty.

The best thing is that, with the brisket already having been cooked, you’ve already done most of the heavy lifting.

A perfect solution for people as lazy as me.

Brisket Enchiladas

Brisket Enchiladas

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Alright, I admit it. I love cheese.

But when it’s served over beef brisket and chili sauce to give a Mexican-inspired heap of comfort food, can you blame me?


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