20 Leftover Brisket Recipes

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This list of amazing leftover brisket recipes are a great way to turn leftovers of tender brisket into a new meal the next day.

Brisket is usually a large cut of meat and can be time consuming to prepare.

There is a good chance there will be leftovers and of course you don’t want any of that tender, juicy meat to go to waste.

These delicious recipes offer a variety of different ways to use leftover meat that will impress your family and friends. Everything from brisket tacos to breakfast hash, and mac and cheese, there is sure to be something for everyone.


1. Leftover Brisket Chili

Sure to become one of your favorite chili recipes, this hearty meal is a great way to use up brisket leftovers.

Filled with shredded beef brisket, black beans, kidney beans, and more, this is an easy to make meal.

Try topping with a dollop of sour cream for extra creaminess and serve with a side of cornbread.

2. Leftover Brisket Nachos

The smokey flavor of brisket really goes well on a big plate of nachos. These nachos can be customized with your favorite toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. Make them for a simple appetizer, lunch, or dinner.

3. Smoked Brisket Egg Rolls

Brisket egg rolls are made with leftovers and pimento cheese that is wrapped in a wonton wrapper and fried. Serve these mouth-watering rolls with your favorite dipping sauce like boom boom sauce or zesty sauce.

4. Brisket Bolognese

Use leftover brisket to make bolognese in the slow cooker. Serve with pasta and some fresh Parmesan cheese for a pasta dish that is sure to impress.

5. Brisket Spaghetti

This is a quick and easy dinner that works well for a hectic weeknight. Chopped meat is cooked with vegetables, and Italian spices and served over spaghetti noodles.

Try serving with a side of garlic bread to complete the dinner.

6. Brisket Kale Salad

Wanting something a little lighter? This kale salad is made with corn, dried cherries, chopped brisket, and topped with a homemade creamy Texas dressing.

This can also be made into a jarred salad for easy transportation and to help prevent sogginess.

7. Loaded Brisket Baked Potatoes

Fluffy baked potatoes are overflowing with a mixture of spinach, leftover brisket, red onions, and topped with melted cheese and diced tomatoes. A great way to use up leftovers, these potatoes can be whipped up in no time for a complete meal.

8. Leftover Brisket Tacos

Tacos are a favorite way to use leftovers. This is a perfect dish for a busy weeknight and both kids and adults are guaranteed to love them.

Use flour or corn tortillas and serve with your favorite toppings. I like adding a dollop of chipotle southwest sauce for added spice.

9. Brisket Sandwich

If you need an easy idea, a brisket sandwich is always a no fail option. Sandwich buns are filled with flavorful, reheated slices of brisket, pickled red onion, your favorite barbecue sauce and more toppings to make one of the best sandwiches around.

10. Brisket Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese sandwich is an easy way to use extra brisket. After spending time cooking up juicy brisket the day before, this is a fast and simple recipe that will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

11. Breakfast Brisket Hash

Brisket for breakfast, yes please! Breakfast hash is a tasty combination of potatoes, peppers, onions, eggs, and leftover meat. It’s also a great meal for lunch or dinner.

This meal can be made on the grill in a cast iron skillet. Serve with a side of toast of tortillas.

12. Smoked Brisket Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comfort food. A perfect way to use leftover smoked brisket instead of the usual ground beef. This pie combines vegetables and brisket and is topped with jalapeno cheddar mashed potatoes. This is a meal to remember!

13. Brisket Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is a a classic dish that typically uses a cut of steak. Brisket is a wonderful substitute and adds a delicious smoky flavor to the dish. Mushrooms and beef come together and are served over egg noodles for a comforting meal that is sure to fill you up.

14. Brisket Taquitos

If you need a great game day appetizer, be sure to try these taquitos made with brisket leftovers. These taquitos are baked, not fried, and could also be cooked in the air fryer.

15. BBQ Brisket Pizza

If you enjoy a meat lovers pizza than this recipe is for you. This pizza is cooked in a cast iron skillet using a store bought or homemade crust and topped with BBQ sauce, cheese, and loaded with chopped brisket.

Feel free to get creative and add other toppings like jalapeno, onion, or even diced pineapple. Pizza is always a great choice for the whole family.

16. Texas Brisket Queso

Tex-mex queso topped with leftover brisket and pico de gallo makes for one out of this world appetizer.

Cheesy, meaty, and oh so good, this is a must make for a tailgate or party.

17. Brisket Quesadillas

We have shared nachos and tacos, now it’s time for quesadillas. Brisket and melted cheese are stuffed between tortillas to make the ultimate beef quesadilla.

18. Leftover Brisket Baked Beans

These might possibly be the best baked ever! Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard add flavor to this meaty bean dish.

Brisket is combined with baked beans to make a great BBQ side dish or even main dish.

19. Beef Empanadas with Leftover Brisket

This empanada recipe calls for smoked beef brisket, vegetables, spices, and herbs wrapped in puff pastry. Great for a meal or a hearty appetizer, these empanadas are flakey, full of flavor, and so tasty.

20. Brisket Mac & Cheese

Take your make and cheese to the next level by adding leftover brisket and fried onions. Hot, creamy, and cheesy, this macaroni and cheese is easy to make and always a huge hit.

How to store leftover brisket

How long is leftover brisket good? As long as it has been stored properly in the refrigerator, it will last about 4 days.

Store: Let the meat completely cool. Store in an airtight, sealable bag or container in the refrigerator.

Freeze: It can also be frozen up to 3 months. I recommend freezing it in small portions so that they can be thawed as needed. Make sure to label the container with the date.

Thaw: Thaw in the refrigerator for about 24 hours.

More leftover ideas

Plate of taquitos, bowl of chili, plate of quesadillas.
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Brisket recipes

By Various
Recipes for using leftover brisket.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 3


  • Leftover brisket chili
  • Leftover brisket nachos
  • Smoked brisket egg rolls
  • Brisket bolognese
  • Brisket spaghetti
  • Brisket kale salad
  • Brisket baked potatoes
  • Brisket tacos
  • Brisket sandwich
  • Brisket grilled cheese
  • Breakfast hash
  • Shepherd's pie
  • Brisket stroganoff
  • Taquitos
  • Brisket pizza
  • Brisket queso
  • Brisket quesadillas
  • Brisket baked beans
  • Empanadas
  • Brisket mac and cheese


  • Leftover brisket can be used in the above recipes.


Serving: 1lb | Calories: 704kcal | Protein: 31g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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