Leftover Magic: Beef Tortilla Soup

All that brisket is now gone. In addition to Brisket Sammiches, I used some of the meat to make BBQ sandwiches and this yummy tortilla soup that follows. This soup can be made with chicken or shrimp, but it is also a delish way to use up that leftover brisket.

Here is what you will need:

  • 8oz leftover brisket, shredded
  • 4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup cooked black beans (canned or homemade)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced (fresh or canned)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 purple onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)
  • sour cream or greek yogurt (optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
Using a large pot over medium heat, sauté purple onions & garlic in EVOO for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, bell pepper & jalapeño, sauté for 1 additional minute. Add cumin and chili powder, mix well. Next, add veggie stock, corn, beans, and shredded brisket. Reduce heat to low, simmer for 30 minutes.
Break tortilla chips into individual bowls, pour soup over the chips. Top with sliced avocado, sour cream or greek yogurt and shredded cheese.
Makes 4 servings.
This recipe could also be modified slightly to be slow-cooker friendly for a delish meal that is ready when you get home from work. Simply sauté your veggies in a small pan before transferring them to the slow cooker, cook on low for several hours.
Sorry for the lack of a photo, it did not photograph well — but it was yummy!!
How did you use up your leftover brisket? Share it with me in the comments section!!
More ways to use up that leftover brisket after the jump!

Whatever you decide to do with your leftover brisket, remember to balance it out with lots of veggies because it is a fatty cut of meat!


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