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Brisket Queso

Brisket Queso is one of the best appetizers to make with leftover smoked brisket. Perfect to serve with your favorite Tex- Mex dishes. Made with six ingredients and ready in about 10 minutes.

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Leftover Brisket is always great to have on hand to make easy dinners for busy weeknights or for holiday entertaining. Smoked brisket makes the best Brisket Enchiladas, Brisket Tacos and Brisket Nachos.

Hand holding tortilla chip with brisket queso, jalapenos.

One of our favorites for family gatherings is to serve a full menu of appetizers. Velveeta Cheese Dip is always a favorite and gets a hearty upgrade with smoked brisket.

Ingredients for brisket queso dip.

Ingredients Needed

  • Velveeta
  • Picante Sauce
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Ground Cumin
  • Smoked Brisket
  • Cilantro
  • Candied Jalapeños
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tortilla Chips for Serving

Bowl of brisket queso dip in a platter of tortilla chips.

Step By Step Directions

Collage making brisket queso.

  • Cut Velveeta into chunks and place in a non-stick pan with picante sauce, cream, granulated garlic and ground cumin.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking until Velveeta is melted and mixture is well combined.
  • Meanwhile, place chopped brisket in a skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Closeup of bowl of brisket queso with tortilla chips.

  • Spoon queso into bowls and top with brisket, cliantro and candied jalapeños.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover queso in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Brisket can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Reheat queso in a non stick pan over medium heat, adding a tablespoon or two of milk, whisking until heated through.

Brisket can be reheated in a pan over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Overhead of brisket queso, chips, and platter with serving of chips and dip.

More Leftover Brisket Recipes

For a quick and easy dinner, Brisket Spaghetti is always a hit, ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve it up with salad and garlic bread for a family favorite.

Brisket Taquitos are great as an appetizer or a delicious meal to serve with chips and salsa.

The whole family goes crazy for these Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and we can’t get enough of these Brisket Twice Baked Potatoes.

Our Smoked Brisket Queso on the grill is also a popular version where the queso is extra smoky and delicious.

We also love this Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball for an easy make ahead appetizer for parties.

Hand dipping tortilla chip in brisket queso.

Add this Brisket Queso to your next taco night or party appetizer menu. A quick and easy Velveeta based queso with smoked brisket.

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Yield: 8 Servings

Brisket Queso

Tortilla chip dipping into brisket queso.

Brisket Queso is one of the best appetizers to make with leftover smoked brisket. Perfect to serve with your favorite Tex- Mex dishes. Made with six ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut Velveeta into chunks and place in a non-stick pan with picante sauce, cream, granulated garlic and ground cumin. 
  2. Cook over medium heat, whisking until Velveeta is melted and mixture is well combined. 
  3. Meanwhile, place chopped brisket in a skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring until heated through.
  4. Spoon queso into bowls and top with brisket, cliantro, tomatoes and candied jalapeños. 
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

Store leftover queso in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Brisket can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Reheat queso in a non stick pan over medium heat, adding a tablespoon or two of milk, whisking until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1030mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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