You pulled out all the stops at your last BBQ: Mashed potatoes, coleslaw, mac and cheese and a whole lotta brisket. While there are certainly worse problems to have, what’s a cook to do with all that surplus beef? Here are 31 leftover brisket recipes to whip up with cooked or raw meat, so it doesn’t go to waste, including Instant Pot brisket, Dutch oven brisket and one of our favorite chili recipes.
31 Leftover Brisket Recipes to Make After a Barbecue
14. Cleveland Cheesesteaks With Pretzel Hoagie Rolls
Blow everyone away with homemade sea salt pretzel boats, or save some effort with store-bought pretzel buns. As long as they’re piled high with garlicky sautéed veggies and melty provolone, everyone at the table will be happy.
22. Slow-cooker Maple Sriracha Pulled Pork Mini Pot Pies
Frozen puff pastry to the rescue. If you’re using raw brisket, just substitute it for the pork shoulder. If you’re using cooked brisket, simmer the sauce ingredients until thick and combined, then coat the meat in the sauce before stuffing the pies. (Or just substitute a sweet-and-tangy BBQ sauce.)
24. Slow-cooker Honey Pulled Pork With Cornmeal Pancakes
If cornmeal pancakes feel like a lot of work, might we suggest whipping up an easy skillet cornbread instead? We’re partial to this recipe that calls for maple syrup and buttermilk.
27. Cheesy Crockpot Cajun Pulled Pork With Southwest Pepper-corn Slaw
If you have raw brisket, don’t pass up the sweet-and-spicy, beer-based marinade. If you’re starting with cooked brisket, simply top it off with Andouille sausage and pile on the veggie slaw.