Beef brisket, a cut of meat from the cow’s chest, is a popular choice for “low and slow” cooking methods like braising, roasting, and stewing. Cooking beef brisket this way makes an otherwise tough cut of meat tender and juicy; good brisket recipes will almost always have a long cook time. There are a number of delicious ways to cook brisket so it’s no surprise that there are an equal number of delicious ways to use beef brisket leftovers.
One of the most important things to think about when you’re looking at brisket recipes with leftovers in mind is how your brisket was seasoned when you cooked it the first time. If you have BBQ brisket leftovers, for example, they would work well with other recipes that use fruit or smoky spices.
If you’re looking for a few delicious ways to use up leftover beef brisket we have three ideas for you:
Beef brisket, especially BBQ brisket, lends itself to the smoky flavors inherent to tacos. Try shredding the leftover brisket meat with a fork and tossing it in extra barbecue sauce before layering it in your tacos.
No need to spend tons of time making beef stew if you’ve already spent time cooking beef brisket. Simply pull the leftover brisket meat apart (or cut it into chunks) and add it to beef broth along with cooked vegetables.
Use thinly-sliced beef brisket just like you would use roast beef in a sandwich. We love eating brisket, layered with horseradish mayo on a good, chewy roll.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.