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Barbecued brisket is not only a beautiful and ridiculously delicious thing to have, but the leftovers are amazing. Here are some ideas from the Chowhound Home Cooking discussion board on what to do with leftover smoked brisket, well worth bringing out of the archives. And we added a few other options for leftover brisket we love.

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1. Chop up leftover brisket as a filling for tacos topped with shredded cabbage, crema, and avocado. thegirlwholovestoeat

2. Barbecued brisket freezes pretty well if you mix it with sauce first—try freezing some in tomato sauce to bake on pizza. lennyk

3. Smoked brisket is incredible in soup. Make your favorite vegetable soup and add the chopped meat during the last 15 minutes of simmering. N Mac

4. Think grilled cheese with bacon is good? Try it with smoked brisket and prepare to swoon.

5. Barbecued brisket makes the best smoky ragu for spooning over polenta or mashed potatoes. goodhealthgourmet

6. Shred your leftover brisket for enchiladas.

7. Breakfast hash takes on a whole new dimension when you make it with barbecued brisket. ticrta

8. Smoked brisket leftovers make the best pot pie or shepherd’s pie you’ll ever taste. ipsedixit

9. Give smoked brisket the chile verde treatment. Chop and add onions, garlic, ground cumin, tomatoes, and poblano chiles that you’ve charred, peeled, and seeded. Cook as you would any other chili (start with step 3 in this White Chicken Chili recipe). ruafoodie

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10. Make fried rice studded with brisket. Gail Simmons’ Christmas Brisket Fried Rice doesn’t use barbecued brisket, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t!

Gail Simmons Brisket Fried Rice recipe

Johnny Miller

11. Obvious idea, but perfect: pile that leftover BBQ brisket on nachos. Nothing better.

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Leena Trivedi-Grenier is a Bay Area food writer and cooking teacher with an undying love for pot stickers. She earned her master’s in gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. Her writing appears on her blog Leena Eats and in various food-based encyclopedias.
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