There’s something magical about the slow-cooked and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness of a perfectly prepared slab of brisket. If you’ve hosted a backyard cookout, there’s a good chance you have ended up with some leftover brisket lying in the depths of your refrigerator. Good news! We’ve got you covered with these 25 amazing leftover brisket recipes.

That’s why I put together this list of the best leftover brisket recipes (plus a bonus ending of the perfect potato salad side dish for just about any of these amazing recipes!)

Those remnants of your culinary masterpiece are not destined for the scrap bin. Instead, they can become the star ingredients of your next gastronomic adventure thanks to this compilation top tier recipes.

From hearty sandwiches to sizzling tacos, zesty salads to indulgent casseroles, we’ve scoured the culinary landscape to bring you the most innovative and delectable ways to reinvent your leftover brisket.

1. Leftover Brisket Quesadillas

These Leftover Brisket Quesadillas blend tender, chopped brisket, creamy Brie cheese, and zesty Pepper Jack cheese smoothed in an irresistible touch of barbecue sauce and encased between two fluffy flour tortillas. The generous portions of brisket provide an excellent source of protein, while the cheeses offer creamy indulgence. So why wait? Experience the ultimate flavor fusion today!

2. Beef Brisket Sliders with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Imagine sinking your teeth into a soft, freshly baked bun that cradles juicy, slow-cooked beef brisket. As you take your first bite, you’re greeted with the delightful sweetness of caramelized onions keeping things simple yet classy. The flavors dance on your palate, complemented by the creamy and tangy Alabama-style White BBQ sauce giving an exceptional spin to this traditional meal. Try these sliders today and let your taste buds revel in the symphony of flavors that awaits you!

3. BBQ Beef Brisket Tacos

These BBQ Beef Brisket Tacos are a divine match for those who appreciate smoky barbecue flavors and admire diverse Mexican cuisine. The delectable tacos humbly hug succulent, smoky beef brisket with zesty slaw and tangy barbecue sauce, all wrapped in warm corn tortillas. The beef brisket is seasoned with a delightful rub and pressure-cooked to perfection, offering a flavor explosion that will leave your taste buds yearning for more.

4. Leftover Brisket Chili

With its rich blend of succulent brisket, beans, peppers, and corn, all swimming in a thick tomato base, this Leftover Brisket Chili is a treat for both the palate and the soul. This hearty chili is comfort food at its finest, featuring tantalizing flavors and wholesome ingredients to elevate your dining experience. Pair this delectable creation with warm and crumbly cornbread, adding rustic charm to your meal.

5. Brisket Ragu

If you want to elevate your pasta game with a rich and flavorful sauce, look no further than Brisket Ragu. With its tender shreds of leftover brisket, aromatic vegetables, and a splash of red wine, this ragu sauce takes your pasta dishes to an entirely different level. Whether you enjoy it with pasta, gnocchi, or risotto, Brisket Ragu guarantees a satisfying meal every time.

6. Easy 30-Minute Cottage Pie Recipe (Shepherd’s Pie)

Easy 30-minute recipes are a lifesaver on busy weeknights, and this British cuisine-inspired Brisket Cottage Pie is no exception. It combines tender shredded beef, creamy mashed potatoes, and a medley of vegetables, all baked to perfection. Whether using leftover brisket or making it from scratch, this recipe will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

7. Brisket Hash

This Leftover Brisket Hash recipe is your ticket to a sensational breakfast. Imagine waking up to the inviting aroma of sizzling potatoes and peppers, expertly seasoned and cooked to perfection. The tender leftover brisket and hearty beans add a savory richness that delights your senses with every bite. The flavors meld together in one skillet, creating a flavorful meal that will elevate your morning routine to new heights.

8. BBQ Brisket Sandwiches

BBQ Brisket Sandwiches are a must-try if you enjoy tender, juicy meat packed with smoky flavors. This delectable recipe features slow-cooked brisket seasoned with a homemade rub, coated with a tangy BBQ sauce and beef broth mixture, and served on toasted buns. The rich flavors and simple preparation of these sandwiches makes them an ideal meal for tailgating, potlucks, or whenever you crave a filling meal.

9. Brisket Grilled Cheese

Don’t let your leftover brisket go to waste by transforming it into Brisket Grilled Cheese; an epitome of comfort food. It combines the richness of shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses with the smoky goodness of leftover brisket, all nestled between two slices of perfectly toasted Texas toast. It’s a taste sensation that will have you raving over every bite.

10. Brisket Stroganoff

Brisket Stroganoff is the perfect choice if you’re yearning for a delicious and fulfilling meal that provides comfort and pleasure! This delightful dish blends the rich smoky taste of chopped smoked brisket with a smooth sauce and a bed of flawlessly cooked pasta. It’s a variation of the Beef Stroganoff that elevates your taste buds to a new level of comfort food.

11. Beef Bowl Recipe with BBQ Brisket

Looking for an easy and tasty way to use leftover BBQ brisket? Look no further than the Leftover Brisket Beef Bowl! Sliced mushrooms, tender brisket, and fresh sautéed vegetables are served over fluffy rice to make a bowl full of deliciousness. You’ll be amazed at how easily simple ingredients can yield a restaurant-worthy meal while packing a substantial nutritional punch.

12. New York Style Brisket Pizza

Make your upcoming pizza party the talk of the town with a savory brisket twist and your creative toppings. This New York Style Brisket Pizza is the mouthwatering fusion of leftover smoked brisket, fire-roasted tomatoes, and melted Manchego cheese. This recipe combines the finest elements of traditional pizza and smoky barbecue, resulting in a flavor-packed delight that’s perfect for pizza addicts and barbecue enthusiasts alike.

13. Texas Brisket Queso

Texas Brisket Queso is the perfect recipe for those who enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine and crave the delectable combination of cheese and barbecue. This savory dip combines the queso’s creaminess, the chopped brisket’s smoky flavor, and the freshness of Pico de gallo, providing a delightful sensation for your taste buds. Serve it with tortilla chips for a delicious and satisfying snack or appetizer.

14. Brisket Mac and Cheese

Nothing shouts comfort food like a hearty bowl of mac and cheese, but this one offers a leftover brisket twist. This Brisket Mac and Cheese combines tender chopped brisket with Gouda and cheddar cheese sauce topped with crispy bread crumbs before baking to bubbly perfection. Pair it with your favorite veggies or salad for a satisfying meal.

15. Instant Pot Leftover Brisket Soup

It’s that time of year when we all want a cozy bed, a warm blanket, and a bowl of hearty soup. This recipe takes tender bites of leftover brisket and transforms them into hearty, soul-nourishing Brisket Soup that warms your soul on a chilly night. With just a handful of simple ingredients and the magical preparation of an instant pot, you’ll have a steaming bowl of comfort in front of you in no time.

16. Brisket Nachos

Say goodbye to boring, predictable snacks and elevate your snacking game with these Tater Tot Nachos with Smoked Texas Brisket. The irresistible combination of smoky shredded brisket, gooey melted cheese, and crispy tater tots with BBQ Brisket Tater Tot Nachos makes this crowd-pleasing snack suitable for game nights and family gatherings. Drizzled with zesty barbecue sauce and creamy sour cream and topped with jalapenos and olives, these nachos are a flavor explosion that’s hard to resist.

17. Quick Fried Tex-Mex Empanadas

A creative twist on a beloved classic, these Quick Fried Tex-Mex Empanadas are jam-packed with a delectable filling of leftover brisket, sweet corn, tangy onion, and creamy Colby Jack cheese. A crispy, golden brown crust pairs perfectly with the rich and cheesy filling, exploding flavor in every bite. Consider garnishing with cilantro or parsley for an extra dash of freshness.

18. Brisket Spaghetti

Brisket Spaghetti offers a delightful twist on traditional pasta dishes, combining brisket’s smoky goodness with perfectly cooked spaghetti alongside fragrant onions and peppers. These ingredients are sautéed in olive oil, seasoned with traditional Italian spices to create a rich and flavorful sauce, and served topped with your favorite pasta. Don’t forget to top it off with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and serve it with rustic Italian bread.

19. Smothered Smoked Brisket Burritos

If you are seeking a delectable and satisfying meal, these burritos will reign supreme on your culinary journey. Crafted with expertise and passion, these Smothered Smoked Brisket Burritos embody authentic Mexican cuisine. With every mouthful, you’ll savor perfectly seasoned brisket, enveloped in a warm tortilla, complemented by the richness of the savory enchilada sauce. Top them with a generous sprinkling of shredded cheese to take these savory delights up a notch.

20. Brunswick Stew

Brunswick stew is a true Southern gem that brings together a meat trio with a medley of vegetables, a tangy barbecue sauce, and a touch of heat. The best part about this hearty stew is that it’s adaptable to the instant pot, stove top, and crock pot cooking methods. Enjoy the rich flavors, explore variations, and freeze leftovers for a quick and satisfying meal later. Pair it with cornbread and a refreshing beverage for the ultimate Southern dining experience.

21. Brisket Cowboy Beans

Turn ordinary ingredients into gourmet meals using canned beans and leftover brisket. The irresistible aroma of crispy bacon will fill your kitchen, while a dash of beer and barbecue sauce takes this casserole up a notch. Serve them alongside your favorite grilled meats and a medley of grilled veggies to make it a wholesome meal.

22. Brisket Loaded Fries

If you’re looking for an indulgent snack that combines the rich flavors of brisket, gooey melted cheese, and zesty toppings, you’re in for a treat with our Brisket Loaded Fries. This delightful dish is an excellent way to use leftover brisket and makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer or satisfying meal on its own. Whether hosting a game night with friends or simply craving comfort food, these Brisket Loaded Fries will leave you wanting more.

23. Barbecue Brisket Stuffed Baked Potatoes

These Barbecue Brisket, Stuffed Baked Potatoes are the epitome of ultimate comfort food with a twist. These scrumptious spuds offer the timeless delight of baked potatoes but with the added flair of savory barbecue brisket flavors blended in. The result is a filling and nourishing dish perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a laid-back get-together or a special treat for yourself.

24. Christmas Brisket Fried Rice

No longer will you be puzzled by what to do with those brisket leftovers from your recent holiday feast. This Christmas Brisket Fried Rice recipe is here to rescue you from culinary monotony. Picture succulent slices of tender brisket, perfectly cooked rice, and a medley of vibrant vegetables, all combined to create an irresistible one-bowl wonder. With each spoonful, you’ll experience a delightful symphony of textures guaranteed to please your palate.

25. Beef Brisket Cobbler

This delectable beef brisket Cobbler is a true masterpiece of culinary creativity. Imagine a flaky, golden crust that encases a delightful blend of tender vegetables and succulent leftover brisket, all coated in a tangy and rich beer barbecue sauce. The melt-in-your-mouth brisket, infused with beer barbecue sauce, perfectly complements the vibrant vegetables, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.

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25 Leftover Brisket Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

By: Drizzle
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 5 minutes
cooked brisket and potatoes
Here's my best brisket recipe that might leave you with plenty of leftovers to experiment with.


  • 3-4 lb lean brisket, mine was approx 3.5lbs
  • RUB
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • Salt & pepper, to liking
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp franks hot sauce, optional
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Plug in crock pot and turn to low. (*you can cook on high and check brisket at about 4-5 hours, but I prefer slow cooking it)
  • Mix all of your rub ingredients together and rub evenly over your brisket (* if time allows you can wrap in saran and let sit in fridge for a few hours or even overnight)
  • In a bowl mix your BBQ sauce ingredients together.
  • Place brisket in crock pot and pour BBQ sauce over your meat.
  • Let cook on low for at least 8 hours.
  • Brisket should shred easily with a fork. Serve with your favorite side dish, I made garlic parmesan potatoes (recipe for those coming soon)
  • I was able to get 12- 3oz servings, I find pointing out meat cooked in sauce in the slow cooker difficult, obviously you don’t eat all the sauce that is in the pot. I am leaving the nutritional info for the sauce only, Brisket is 4SP per 3oz serving, I would count for 1-2 points for the sauce depending how “saucy” you make your serving.
  • Nutritional info (sauce only) per serving (3oz of brisket) Calories 35…Fat 0g…Sat fat 0g….Carbs 8.9g…Fiber 0g…Sugars 8g…Protein 0.3g

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Course: Main meals
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