Smoked Brisket Hash

This smoked brisket hash is a perfect way to use up any leftover smoked brisket that you may be sitting on.

Smoked brisket hash on a dark plate.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Maybe you have enough friends to polish off a full brisket. But whenever we do BBQ we have leftovers, which is never a bad thing.

This smoked brisket goes perfectly with the potatoes, onions, and red bell peppers. The fat renders out and adds even more flavor to the potatoes. And once you have a good sear on all of that, the textures explode.

What you end up with is this plate of smoky flavor mixed with the creaminess of the seasoned potatoes with a wonderful mix of textures. It’s perfect!

And if you’re like me, it screams for a couple of eggs on top making it a perfect rib sticking breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Ingredients Needed

Just the smoked brisket, a couple of Russet potatoes, some onion and red bell pepper, and a few spices is all you need to nail this amazing hash recipe. For a full list of ingredients and amounts, see the recipe card.

Ingredients needed to make smoked brisket hash.

How To Make Smoked Brisket Hash

  • Place a large skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil (you can use any oil you prefer). Add the diced potatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper when the oil has heated up. Give them a toss in the oil and cook for 5-7 minutes until some color starts to get on them.
Diced potatoes in a skillet.
Diced, seasoned potatoes in a skillet.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add the onion and red bell pepper to the potatoes, stir them, and cook for about 5 minutes until the onions become translucent.
Onions and red bell pepper added to seasoned diced potatoes in a skillet.
Potatoes with onions and red bell pepper in a skillet.
  • Increase the heat back to medium high heat and add the brisket to the skillet. Give this a stir, then pat down so the surface below gets a good sear. Cook on this one side for 3-4 minutes. Lift it a bit to see if you have the sear, then do your best to flip it to the other side and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Brisket hash cooking in a skillet.
  • Remove from the heat and optionally garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and serve. You can optionally serve it with some eggs for a majorly complete breakfast.
Smoked brisket hash on a dark plate.
Smoked brisket hash with sunny side eggs on top on a dark plate.


  • Got a bit of a dry brisket on your hands? A splash of beef broth or water will do the trick, keeping it juicy and full of flavor.
  • Crank up the heat for those golden-brown potatoes, then dial it back for the onions and peppers. It’s all about that perfect cook.
  • Throw some eggs on top for a breakfast champion’s meal, or keep it simple if that’s more your style.


  • Toss in some diced jalapeños or a teaspoon of those fiery chili flakes if you’re looking to bring the heat.
  • Swap in or add some sweet potatoes, zucchini, or even mushrooms to the mix for an extra veggie boost.
  • Shower your hash with a generous helping of shredded cheese. Let it melt into gooey perfection.
  • Why stop at eggs on top? Make little nests in your hash, crack those eggs right in, and cook to your liking for a one-pan wonder.
  • This might not be for everybody, but I did it and LOVE IT. Wrap it in a tortilla with some cheese and some sriracha. Freaking amazing! Smoked Brisket Hash Wrap! Yes!!


What if I don’t have leftover smoked brisket?

You can substitute with any cooked beef, such as roast beef or even ground beef. Adjust seasonings accordingly to compensate for the lack of smoky flavor.

How do I know when the potatoes are perfectly cooked?

The potatoes should be golden brown on the outside and fork-tender on the inside. If they’re browning too quickly, lower the heat to ensure they cook through without burning.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Absolutely! Substitute the brisket with a mix of hearty vegetables or a vegetarian protein alternative like tofu or tempeh. Adjust the cooking time and seasonings as needed.

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Smoked brisket hash on a dark plate.

Smoked Brisket Hash Recipe

5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 lb Smoked Brisket cubed, chopped
  • 1 lb Potatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil vegetable oil, etc
  • 1/4 cup Onion diced
  • 1/4 cup Red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • dash Cayenne pepper
  • Parsley chopped, optional


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
    2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Add diced potatoes, season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Toss in the oil and cook for 5-7 minutes until they start to brown.
    1 lb Potatoes, 1 tsp Kosher salt, 1/4 tsp Black pepper, dash Cayenne pepper
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add diced onion and red bell pepper. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes until onions are translucent.
    1/4 cup Onion, 1/4 cup Red bell pepper
  • Increase heat to medium-high. Add chopped smoked brisket. Stir, then press down to sear. Cook for 3-4 minutes, check for sear, flip, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    1 lb Smoked Brisket
  • Remove from heat. Optionally garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve as is or with eggs for a complete meal.


Simply let it cool down, then stash it in an airtight container. It’ll keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.. For reheating, just spread it back in a skillet over medium heat until it’s warmed through and gets a bit of that crispy edge back.

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One Comment

  1. I made this this morning for breakfast from leftover smoked brisket from the weekend. Pretty darn good! It’s a keeper. I think the key is to not over power it with too much smoked brisket. Thanks for posting Brad.5 stars

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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