Brisket Chili

Few things go better with Chili than smoked brisket. I just started making this delicacy over the past year and thought of it when the family was tired of having stand-alone brisket for the 3rd day in a row…is it really possible to get tired of brisket :). Now that I know just how great brisket chili tastes, I always save around 2lbs of meat every time I smoke a brisket just to make a batch. If you’re wondering how this tastes, imagine a great tasting chili that has the delicious smoked flavor that you can only get from slow smoked meat.

In order to make this delicacy, you first need to smoke a brisket, see my Smoking Brisket on the Big Green Egg post. I currently don’t have an original homemade chili recipe, but I do have a preferred chili starter:  TABASCO Original 7 Spice Chili Recipe (1×16 Oz)

 I use one bottle of this per pound of chopped/cubed brisket. I also like to add a can of diced tomatoes and extra spices to add flavor. If you have the smoked brisket, this is a very simple and quick cook that will exceed your expectations.

Brisket Chili
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This is a simple brisket chili recipe that provides a smoky deep flavor that will please most any discriminating taste.
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
  • 2lbs Smoked Brisket
  • 2 Bottles of Tabasco Original Chili Starter
  • 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ancho chile pepper
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  1. Chop approximately 2lbs of smoked brisket into small cubes
  2. Pour two bottles of Tabasco Original Chili Starter into sauce pan
  3. Add can of diced tomatoes
  4. Add smoked paprika, ancho chile and chipotle chile pepper
  5. Add cubed brisket to sauce
  6. Simmer ingredients over low-medium heat for around 20 minutes (stirring occasionally).
  7. Serve with your favorite chili sides: shredded cheese, cornbread, over Frito's or tortilla chips.

Tobasco Original Chili Starter

Smoked Paprika

Ancho Chile Powder

Chipotle Chile Powder




Pouring chopped brisket into chili mix


Brisket Chili

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