If you are an avid fan of BBQ-ed brisket, chances are high that you have random bits and pieces of leftover brisket lying around. Some believe that there should be no leftover brisket, but it’s bound to happen when you’re always BBQ-ing pounds of beef at a time.
Of course, you don’t waste any of that juicy meat, do you? You can always vacuum-seal and freeze it, and it will keep for three months or more Trusted Source HOW LONG DOES FOOD LAST IN THE FREEZER? - The Old Farmer's Almanac How long should you keep food in your freezer? Time to clean it out? See this frozen food storage chart to find out whether or not you can freeze cheese, how long you can freeze chicken for, how long uncooked meat keeps in the freezer, and much more. Plus, get advice on freezing foods the correct way to preserve quality. www.almanac.com . And luckily, there are tons of leftover brisket recipes to help you turn that juicy meat into something new and exciting.
You can include the leftover brisket in all kinds of recipes ranging from a humble soup to a wide combination of beef, bread, and cheese indulgence. We hand-picked these ten to give you a good range of recipes that you and your family will love — whether you’re feeling lazy and just want to rustle up something on the double or want to set up a full family meal.
What’s not to love about jalapeños stuffed with cheese, smoked meat, wrapped in bacon, and the whole thing smoked to perfection? They are a perfect snack and party food. Plus, they are super easy to prepare.
All you have to do to prepare delicious Texas Twinkies is stuff jumbo jalapeño peppers with a combination of brisket, your favorite spices, some cheese, BBQ sauce. Smoke them for 40 minutes, and you’ve got yourself a killer snack. We have a more detailed Texas Twinkies recipe here.
Everyone swears by their own taco fillings, but nothing beats leftover brisket tacos. However, for this recipe, the secret is simplicity so that the delicious brisket can really shine.
Once again, the type and amount of taco toppings you choose to add is completely up to you. Just make sure not to overwhelm the meat in this classic Tex-Mex recipe.
This is one of the richest recipes out there. There’s nothing like a spicy, slow-cooked brisket chili to warm you up on a cold winter night (if your brisket lasts that long in the freezer). Plus, it makes a fantastic family meal.
Before the brisket police come knocking, remember that most of these ingredients are optional. You can even fry a bit of bacon to add some of that all-time favorite flavor. What you will need is a good grill pan, like the Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Skillet. It’s cast iron, ribbed for draining excess grease, and is perfect for stovetop grilling and bacon frying.
Brisket for breakfast? Bring it on!
This recipe for leftover brisket is one of the American classics. You can master many more and do similarly wonderful things with meats and vegetables. Check out our selection of the best grilling cookbooks to get you started on the right path.
BBQ pizza? Indulgence food doesn’t get any better than this. This recipe makes 2 medium flatbread pizzas.
Brisket soup is the ultimate comfort food. The liquid draws out the full flavor from the brisket and spices, making a delicious hot spicy food for chilly weather. Plus, it is super easy to make – you just throw everything together and bring it all to a slow boil.
This recipe requires that the meat is soft and very tender, which means you have to slice it very thin. In case you don’t have a serious meat slicing knife, get yourself the Ergo Chef Prodigy 12” knife. It’s an amazing knife for carving and slicing, and it goes through the meat as smooth as butter.
Here we continue the Tex-Mex trend with this unique leftover brisket quesadilla recipe. It makes for more delicious party food that you can get ready in 20 minutes flat, and your buddies will love you for it.
Another Tex-Mex classic oozing with creamy cheese, brisket enchiladas are another easy way to serve up left-over brisket at that party or picnic.
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If you don’t like the oil, you can use the salsa sauce or warm red chile sauce to soften up the tortillas.
This is one of those delicious recipes that you can rustle up quickly to make an amazing family dinner from the weekend barbeque’s leftovers. You can use any other kind of BBQ, but we both know that smoked beef brisket is king due to its rich smoky flavor.
Gastronome purists would have you call this a cottage pie because, you know, no lamb. But, when you have tonnes of leftover smoked beef brisket and a hungry family, this is a classic American recipe you can pull off for a hearty meal.
If you are wondering what to do with leftover brisket, stop. These 10 recipes are just a taste of what is possible with the delicious and versatile beef barbeque. There are probably 100 ways to eat smoked beef brisket for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Some of these leftover brisket recipes are so good that you will want to barbeque or smoke a whole brisket just for them. What’s more, even if your brisket doesn’t turn up as perfectly as you wanted, you can always give it a new lease of life with one of these recipes. What can we say, long love beef brisket!