(BPT) - The long, lazy days of summer are perfect for making barbecue the old-fashioned way - low and slow, outside on the grill or in the smoker. There's no wrong way to enjoy a smoked barbecue brisket, and there's a whole lot of right ways you probably haven't tried before.
Here's the best recipe we've found for making a basic barbecue brisket, and at an average 12-15 pounds, brisket is the dish that keeps on giving. Here are ideas from around the internet for turning your leftover brisket into flavorful sliders, pizza, nachos and more.
1. Bar-B-Q Brisket Sliders
Loaded with flavor, these Bar-B-Q Brisket Sliders are just how Texas barbecue legend C.B. 'Stubb" Stubblefield would have made them himself. From tangy-sweet brisket to the savory, spice-rubbed barbecue pickles and crispy onion straws, these sliders have got it all.
2. Bar-B-Q Brisket Pizza from Cooking on the Ranch
Smoked brisket on a pizza? Yes, please! With sweet barbecue sauce for the base, just add cheese, onion, jalapeno, ranch dressing and cilantro for a winning combination that will keep your crowd coming back for more.
3. Brisket Tacos with Roasted Corn Avocado Salsa
Take Taco Tuesday to the next level with flour tortillas piled high with mouth-watering brisket topped with a fresh salsa of avocado, peppers, onions and corn.
4. Bar-B-Q Brisket Enchiladas from The Weary Chef
Make a slow and low beef brisket this weekend, and use the leftovers in this fast weeknight barbecue brisket enchilada recipe.
5. Brisket Walking Nachos
Our favorite way to snack on-the-go? Brisket Walking Nachos, starring the tangy tomato flavor of Texas barbecue sauce plus brisket. Swap corn chips for waffle potato chips and top with sharp cheddar cheese, refreshing pico de gallo and creamy guacamole.