If you’re a fan of bold flavors and hearty meals, then brisket burritos are the perfect dish for you. This recipe is ideal for those who are looking for a savory and satisfying meal that’s packed with protein and delicious ingredients.
Brisket burritos are a staple in Mexican cuisine, where slow-cooked meats are a tradition, and bold flavors are a must. The juicy and tender beef brisket, combined with the flavorful seasonings, creates a delicious and mouthwatering experience that’s hard to resist.
Whether you’re having a casual family dinner or hosting a big gathering with friends, brisket burritos are sure to impress. The combination of tender beef, beans, and vegetables wrapped in a warm and soft tortilla makes for a filling and satisfying meal that everyone will love.
Plus, with the option to customize your burritos with your favorite toppings and garnishes, the possibilities are endless. So, get ready to indulge in the deliciousness of this savory brisket burrito recipe that’s sure to become a new favorite in your household.
How To Make Smoked Brisket
This recipe is a great way to use leftover bbq brisket, but first, you’ll need to actually make the brisket! Making smoked brisket is a labor of love, but the end result is worth it. If you’ve never smoked a brisket before, head to our Smoke Brisket Recipe for an in-depth explanation of how to smoke brisket on a pellet smoker.
- Trim fat and silver skin
- Season brisket and place it on the smoker at 225ºF
- When the thickest part reaches 202ºF remove it from the smoker
- Let it rest in foil for 30 minutes.
- Slice against the grain and serve.
How To Make a Brisket Burrito
Preheat Oven & Grease Casserole Dish
Before starting to cook brisket burrito, preheat the oven to the temperature indicated and prepare a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish or disposable aluminum pan by greasing it with oil or cooking spray. This will prevent the burritos from sticking to the dish while baking.
Spread Half of the Enchilada Sauce On The Dish
Pour 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish and spread it evenly using a spoon or spatula. This will add flavor to the burritos and also prevent them from sticking to the dish.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the diced red onion and bell pepper and cook for a few minutes until the vegetables become tender and lightly browned. This will add flavor to the burritos and also provide a crunchy texture.
Add Chopped Brisket
Add the chopped or shredded brisket to the skillet with the vegetables and stir everything together. Season the mixture with salt and black pepper to taste. This will add flavor and ensure that the burritos are seasoned properly.
Warm Flour Tortillas
Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 10-15 seconds so that they become warm and pliable. This will make it easier to roll the burritos without them cracking or tearing.
Add Burrito Filling
Place a spoonful of refried beans in the center of each flour tortilla and spread it out evenly, leaving a border around the edges. This will add flavor and also help to bind the filling together.
Place a spoonful of cooked rice on top of the refried beans, spreading it out evenly. Spoon the brisket and vegetable mixture over the rice, spreading it out evenly. Then, sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the mixture.
Roll Tortillas and Place in Dish
Roll the tortillas tightly, starting at one end and tucking in the sides as you go. Then, place them seam-side down in the casserole dish. This will help to keep the filling inside the tortillas while baking.
Pour Remaining Enchilada Sauce Over Burritos
Take the remaining enchilada sauce and pour it over the top of the burritos, making sure to cover them completely. You can use a spoon or a spatula to spread the sauce evenly over the burritos. Be careful not to pour too much sauce, as it may make the burritos too soggy.
Sprinkle Shredded Cheese
Take the remaining cheese and sprinkle it over the top of the enchiladas. You can use as much or as little cheese as you like, depending on your preference. If you like your enchiladas really cheesy, you can use a lot of cheese. If you prefer a lighter dish, you can use less cheese.
Bake Beef Burritos in Oven
Place the baking dish with the burritos in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Keep an eye on the burritos while they’re baking to make sure they don’t burn.
Garnish & Serve
Once the cheese is melted and bubbly, take the baking dish out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Sprinkle some chopped green onion or cilantro over the top of the burritos for added flavor and a pop of color.
Serve the enchiladas hot with a dollop of sour cream and sliced avocado. Enjoy brisket burrito!
More Beef Burrito Ingredients
Beef burritos are a popular dish that can be customized to include a variety of ingredients to suit your taste. Whether you prefer spicy, mild, or savory flavors, there are plenty of options to choose from when making beef burritos.
In addition to the ingredients already listed in the recipe, here are some additional ingredients that you may want to include.
- Black Beans. Adding black beans to your beef burritos will provide additional protein, fiber, and texture.
- Guacamole. Adding guacamole to your beef burritos will provide healthy fats, fiber, and a creamy texture.
- Corn. Adding corn to your beef burritos will provide a sweet and crunchy texture, as well as some additional fiber and nutrients.
- Pulled Pork. If you don’t have beef brisket, try substituting pulled pork for a different variety of hearty burritos.
Tips & Tricks For Making Brisket Burritos
Making beef brisket burrito can be a fun and delicious experience, but it can also be a bit overwhelming for beginners. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when making this recipe:
Warm Up the Tortillas
Before assembling your beef brisket burrito, make sure to warm up the tortillas first. This will make them more pliable and easier to roll. You can warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds, or on a skillet over medium heat for a minute or so on each side.
Don’t Overfill the Tortilla
When adding the beef and other ingredients to the tortillas, make sure not to overfill them. This will make them difficult to roll and may cause them to break open. A good rule of thumb is to use about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of filling per tortilla.
Use a Sharp Knife to Cut the Brisket
When cutting the leftover smoked brisket, make sure to use a sharp brisket knife. This will make it easier to cut through the meat and ensure that the pieces are evenly sized. If the brisket is too tough to cut, try slicing it against the grain for a more tender texture.
Experiment with Different Toppings
While the recipe suggests using shredded cheese, red onion, bell pepper, and green onion or cilantro as toppings, feel free to experiment with different ingredients. You can try adding sliced jalapenos, diced tomatoes, guacamole, or even a dab of bbq sauce to complement the smoky beef brisket flavor.
More Leftover Brisket Recipes
If you have leftover brisket, don’t let it go to waste! Here are some of our favorite recipes that use leftover brisket as a star ingredient.
- Brisket Quesadilla Recipe
- Brisket Mac And Cheese Recipe
- Brisket Hash Recipe
- Brisket Grilled Cheese Recipe
- Brisket Fries Recipe
- 9" x 13" casserole dish
- 3 cups leftover smoked brisket, shredded
- 6 pcs soft flour tortillas
- 1 can (15 oz) refried beans Pinto or Black Beans
- 2 can (10 oz each) of red enchilada sauce
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 large bell pepper, diced
- 2 cups shredded jalapeno cheddar cheese
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Sour Cream (garnish)
- Avocado (garnish)
- 1 tbsp cilantro (garnish)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9" x 13" casserole dish.
- Spread 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the casserole dish.
- In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and diced red onion and bell pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender and lightly browned.
- Add the shredded brisket to the skillet and stir to combine with the vegetables. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Warm the flour tortillas in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or until they are pliable.
- Spread a spoonful of refried beans on each tortilla, leaving a border around the edges.
- Add a spoonful of cooked rice on top of the refried beans.
- Spoon the brisket mixture over the rice and top with shredded cheese.
- Roll the tortillas tightly and place them seam-side down in the casserole dish.
- Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the burritos, making sure to cover them completely.
- Sprinkle the top with the remaining shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped green onion or cilantro.
Beef Brisket Burrito FAQs
How do I cook brisket for burritos?
To cook brisket burrito, trim the brisket, cover it with seasonings, smoke it for about 8 hours, wrap it in foil or butcher’s paper, and continue smoking until it reaches an internal temperature of 202ºF/94ºC.
How do I warm up tortillas for burritos?
To warm up tortillas for burritos, wrap them in a damp towel and microwave for 20-30 seconds, or place them directly on the stove burner and heat until slightly charred.
How do I store leftover burritos?
To store leftover burritos, wrap them tightly in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze burritos?
Yes, you can freeze burritos. Wrap them tightly in foil or plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for up to 3 months.
How do I reheat frozen burritos?
To reheat frozen burritos, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Heat them in the oven at 350ºF/177ºC for 20-25 minutes, or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
Can I use other types of meat for burritos?
Yes, you can use other types of meat for burritos, such as chicken, pork, steak, or corned beef. Simply cook the meat to your liking and shred it before assembling the burritos.
Can I make burritos ahead of time?
Yes, you can make burritos ahead of time. Assemble the burritos, wrap them tightly in foil or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
How do I make my burritos less spicy?
To make your burritos less spicy, use less chili powder or cumin in the seasoning, or omit the hot sauce and jalapeños.
Can I make a vegetarian burritos with this recipe?
Yes, you can make vegetarian burritos with this recipe. Omit the brisket and use vegetables such as roasted sweet potatoes or portobello mushrooms instead.
Can I make the brisket burrito gluten-free?
Yes, substitute corn tortillas for flour tortillas and you can have gluten-free burritos! Double-check your sauces for gluten contaminants before proceeding.