After cooking up a large brisket, there are almost always going to be leftovers. We’ve got you covered with how to use up every ounce of that delicious meat in the best and most delicious ways possible. It’s all about using that delicious and flavorful brisket in different ways from sandwiches to ragu so each meal is unique and equally great.

Sure, smoked brisket is just amazing the same day it is cooked, but it is really even better the next day after the flavors have time to meld together in the refrigerator. Yep, it’s true! The flavors get even more complex overnight in the refrigerator.

The other big benefit of leftovers is you can make recipes in a fraction of the time it took to smoke that big brisket in the first place. Pretty exciting, right? Now let’s get to the leftover recipe inspiration. And don’t forget all the best sides to serve with your brisket.

The Best Ways to Use Leftover Brisket

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Leftover Brisket Sandwiches

Indulge in the ultimate brisket sandwich, a delicious treat that is sure to satisfy. Whether you're using leftover brisket or cooking it specifically for sandwiches, this flavor-packed sandwich is sure to be a hit with pickled red onions, slaw and perfectly warmed through brisket. .
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Brisket Tacos

After putting in the effort to cook the brisket to perfection, the easy part is here – creating quick and mouthwatering tacos that will leave you wanting more. Crisped up chopped brisket with avocado and onions.
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Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You have to try this mouth-watering crispy brisket grilled cheese sandwich that will take your leftovers to the next level. This recipe is the perfect way to use up your extra brisket, while satisfying your cravings for a comforting and cheesy meal. With a crispy exterior and a gooey, savory interior, this sandwich is sure to become a favorite in your leftover recipe rotation.
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Brisket Ragu

For those who are always looking for new and exciting ways to use their leftover smoked meats, this brisket ragu is a perfect solution, offering a delicious and comforting meal.
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Smoked Brisket Chili

Make this recipe for smoked brisket chili. Not your typical Texas style chili, but it is amazing.

Recipe and photo from Vindulge
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Brisket Quesadillas

A quesadilla is the perfect solution to leftover brisket problems. It’s packed with melted cheddar, sliced red onions, and a smoky BBQ sauce, all nestled between a crispy tortilla and a gooey, cheesy center.

Recipe and photo from Running to the Kitchen
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Smoked Brisket Shepherds pie

Smoked Brisket Shepherd’s Pie with Jalapeno Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Smoked Brisket Shepherd’s Pie recipe. Topped with Jalapeno Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, it’s the perfect dish to warm you up on a chilly evening. Get the recipe below, but if you managed to finish the brisket all by yourself, kudos to you!

Recipe and photo from Country Cleaver
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Brisket Baked Beans

Brisket Baked Beans just could be the most delicious baked beans ever! Flavored with ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, and made slightly sweet with brown sugar.

Recipe and photo from Dinner Then Dessert
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BBQ Brisket Pizza

Cheesy skillet pizza with leftover brisket? Yes, please!

Recipe and photo from Dude That Cookz
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The Ultimate BBQ Brisket Nachos

Crunchy ooey, gooey, cheesy nachos with some jalapeno heat. And these nachos have a few secret ingredients I am interested to explore.

Recipe and photo from Oh Sweet Basil
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Brisket Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is such a comforting dish. But made with leftover brisket, it’s a whole new level of comfort. Served over wide noodles, it’s creamy, meaty goodness.

Recipe and photo from A Pleasant Little Kitchen
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Brisket Enchiladas

For those who love Mexican cuisine, this is a particularly delicious option. One great use for leftover brisket is to chop it up and add it to traditional Mexican dishes like these enchiladas. The rich, smoky flavor of the brisket pairs perfectly with the bold spices and flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine.

Recipe and photo from Vindulge
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Brisket Hash and Eggs

Now you have the best excuse to eat brisket for breakfast with a potato hash and a fried egg on top. It’s the best way to start your day.

Recipe and photo from The Spruce Eats
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Leftover Brisket Fried Rice

This dish is a perfect balance of smoky, meaty brisket and fresh, crisp vegetables, all brought together with a touch of spicy green hot sauce. The added veggies and sauce give new life to the brisket and elevate the dish to a new level. And the best part? It only takes 20 minutes to prepare.

Recipe and photo from With The Woodruffs
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This of course isn’t an all-inclusive list. Just some of the amazing ways to use up that leftover gold that never gets old if you keep a variety going. What are your favorite ways to utilize leftover brisket?

Interested in learning more about brisket? Be sure to read Brisket 101 – The Beginners Guide to Brisket and check out the best places to buy your brisket.

If you love these ideas, be sure to check out the ideas for Leftover Pulled Pork Recipes!

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