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Too Much Leftover Smoked Brisket!

We smoked a 14 lb brisket on Saturday (7/31) and have about 6 lbs leftover - any ideas for what to do with these leftovers and how long we can eat them? I would think it would be OK until at least Thursday, but never really sure about these things. I am definitely going to do a taco (cabbage, crema, avocado) one night, but any other suggestions will be great!

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  1. make some cuban-style black beans, and then marinate your smoked brisket in a cuban mojo. serve them together on rice, with some finely chopped onion on top.

    i'd definitely freeze some in 1 pound freezer containers.

    nachos are good with smoked meat, too.

    1. I've made brisket hash before, Hash brown potatoes, diced green pepper diced brisket, diced onions, butter, salt and pepper to taste. Grated cheese optional. Mmm good.

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      1. re: ticrta

        Second the vote for Brisket Hash! Smoke & Spice Cookbook by the Jamison's has a great recipe that calls for 4 cups of shredded smoked brisket, diced potatoes, red bell pepper, onion, a couple of pickled jalepenos, a cup of beef stock, a little prepared mustard and ketchup. Good stuff!

        1. re: grampart

          This is the book we used for the brisket rub! Guess we should have looked here first.

      2. Why not freeze it like alkapal said? That way you're not rushed to eat 6 pounds of beef before it goes bad.

        1. When I read the topic of this thread I thought to myself "It's not possible to have too much left over brisket". Just freeze it. As for uses, tacos, hash, as has been mentioned, how about smoked brisket soup?

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          1. re: John E.

            It's nearly 4 years later, but SAME reaction: "Huh?? What does TOO much brisket mean. I didn't know such a state existed in nature." LOL
            I have a lot of left over pork rib meat (I already pulled the bones out. Will do hash with it and tacos and burritos and sandwiches with a sweet mustard based BBQ sauce-- allergic to tomato!) and ??? so here looking for more ideas.

          2. if you're really desperate to unload it, i'd be happy to take some off your hands, as i'm sure many other Hounds would ;)

            you got some great ideas already, i'll just add a few more:
            - use in a smoky ragu to serve over polenta or mashed potatoes
            - brisket sandwiches
            - shred some for smoky sloppy joes, enchiladas or tamales
            - chili