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Chopped Brisket Tacos

brisket taco

When we smoke brisket, we typically have a large amount leftover.  I normally will freeze half of the brisket and use it later in other recipes.  One that I knew I wanted to try recently is Brisket Tacos.  I love tacos and brisket, so I thought this would be the perfect combination.

We used my Homemade Taco Seasoning to season the brisket and give it a bit of a taco zing!  Then, topped it with Corn Salsa!  Delicious!

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Chopped Brisket Tacos


  • 1 Lb Cooked Brisket, Chopped
  • 1 Serving Homemade Taco Seasoning or 1 Package of Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • Corn Taco Shells
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce

Corn Salsa:

  • 2 Cups Corn
  • 1 14.5-oz. Can Diced Tomatoes, Drained
  • 1 15oz Can Black Beans, Drained
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime


  1. On medium heat, add the brisket to a non stick skillet then add in the taco seasoning and water. Let this simmer and warm up until the seasoning is completely mixed into the brisket. Remove this from the heat.
  2. To make the corn salsa, simply mix all the corn salsa ingredients in a large bowl then squeeze the lime juice over the salsa. Stir this up well.
  3. Prepare your taco's with the corn shells, brisket, lettuce, top with corn salsa and cheese!
  4. This is perfect served with taco rice.
  5. This normally makes 10-12 Taco's, with plenty of Corn Salsa left for chips!


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2 Responses to “Chopped Brisket Tacos”

  1. Jenniferposted February 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I love brisket like almost nothing else on earth (except lobster) and we usually smoke at least a 10-12 lb brisket when we do it. We can put a good hurting on the meat right off the smoker, but I’ve also made brisket chili (red peppers, onions, black beans, canned fire roasted tomatoes) and brisket hash (red peppers, onions, potatoes). The brisket hash is AMAZING. I’d like to offer up a good tip – all the extra smoked fat you’d trim off? Cube it up, freeze it, and use it like you would bacon lardons. I render out the fat, scoop out the crisp little goodies and use the fat to saute my peppers and onions for chili or hash. It adds an extra layer of delicious smoky flavor, and I’ve even made a pretty good knock off brisket chili with the fat and a regular piece (non-smoked) of chuck roast.



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