On days when I make Slow Cooker Brisket Sofrito, those amazing, beefy, Latin American-inspired aromas wafting through the house really draw a crowd in my kitchen.
Despite so many hearty appetites in my home, I appreciate how this big batch recipe makes enough to provide multiple meals for my family. On hectic, rushed mornings or evenings when I’m too tired to cook entirely from scratch, I incorporate leftover Slow Cooker Brisket Sofrito into easy meals. This recipe also freezes incredibly well. I’ve used leftover shredded brisket in dozens of ways and today, I’m sharing three of my all-time favorites.
Leftover Brisket Sofrito Mac & Cheese: Adding shredded Brisket to your favorite recipe for macaroni and cheese takes this classic comfort dish to the next level. Any macaroni and cheese will suffice, whether it’s a secret family recipe, from the freezer aisle or from a box. I like to also stir in a drained can of tomatoes and green chilies or fresh Pico de Gallo!
Leftover Brisket Sofrito Veggie & Grain Bowl: Serve up a balanced lunch or dinner all nestled in a bowl. Start by adding a 4 oz. portion of shredded Brisket, a whole grain of choice and any veggies you need to use up from your produce bin. I’ve used spiralized zucchini and avocado, but anything goes including mushrooms, kale, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, butternut squash or vegetable blends. For convenience and cost-savings, I prep grains such as quinoa, brown rice, and farro in advance and freeze into single-serve portions. But, if super-crunched for time, I grab a few packages of no-cook, “ready” rice and grains found in most markets. For even more flavor pizzazz, add cheese crumbles and a drizzle or dollop of BBQ sauce, hot sauce, salsa, pesto, or other condiments and toppings that you crave.
Leftover Brisket Sofrito Egg Mug: Fuel frantic weekday mornings with this easy egg and beef idea that’s ready in just a couple minutes. Simply crack an egg or two in a coffee mug and whisk up with a splash of water and a dash of salt and pepper. Add about 2 oz. of beef and, if desired, mix in a bit of cheese and a few finely chopped tablespoons of veggies on hand. My go-to veggies for this mug omelet are spinach and tomatoes. Watching closely, microwave for 45 to 90 seconds, or until eggs are set. This leftover beef brisket recipe is inspired by our larger-batch Beef and Egg Breakfast Mugs.
What are your favorite ways to use leftover Brisket Sofrito? Tell us in the comments below.