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BBQ Leftover Recipes


Turn your leftover grilled and smoked meats into delicious weekday meals with these flavorful BBQ leftover recipes!


Cookouts are the ultimate warm-weather activity that brings friends and family together over sizzling grills and delicious food. But once the party is over, you might find yourself with extra portions of protein. Instead of discarding your leftover BBQ meats or storing them in the freezer for months, consider transforming them into new, delicious dishes that can be served all week. Here, you’ll find ways to repurpose beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, turkey, and more!

Brisket Hash and Eggs

Breakfast Brisket Hash and Eggs

If you have leftover smoked brisket, try making this Brisket Hash and Eggs recipe. Starting your day with a delicious, slightly smoky brisket hash is truly rewarding. This tender brisket hash recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch or for make-ahead meals.

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

pulled pork mac and cheese - BBQ Leftover Recipes

This creamy, smoky Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese is simply divine and perfect for using leftover pulled pork! Our recipe can be prepared in two ways: top the mac and cheese with pulled pork and your favorite barbecue sauce or combine the pork with the pasta mixture. Place it under a broiler, and voila! Perfection.

Smoked Turkey Calzones

Smoked Turkey Calzones

Typically, leftover smoked turkey is used make soups or pot pies, but these turkey calzones are a great alternative. This recipe is quite easy and requires just a few pre-made ingredients. If you have a lot of leftover smoked turkey, consider doubling this recipe. This dish is versatile, so if you don’t have turkey on hand, you can always use leftover BBQ chicken!

Whiskey Pulled Pork Burgers

Pulled Pork Burger with soft drink -BBQ Leftover Recipes

We can agree that pulled pork sandwiches are delicious, but these Whiskey Pulled Pork Burgers take it to a whole new level. These flavorful, bite-sized burgers include pulled pork and coleslaw, a lightly seasoned beef (or pork) patty stuffed with bacon, all topped off with a whiskey BBQ sauce. These decadent burgers are worth it, and it is a great way to use leftover pulled pork!

Smothered Brisket Burritos

Smothered Smoked Brisket

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover BBQ brisket! These hearty, enchilada style burritos are truly the perfect comfort food. What is even better is that you can make your own homemade rojo sauce or use your favorite store-bought brand. The same goes for the refried beans and Spanish rice.

Blackstone Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo sandwich sliced in half.

This classic sandwich gets a smoky upgrade with double-smoked ham and the magic of a Blackstone griddle. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack, this sandwich is sure to become a favorite.

Pulled Pork Spring Rolls

Pulled Pork Spring Rolls -BBQ Leftover Recipes

Don’t think of these as traditional fresh spring rolls, but rather, a pulled pork sandwich re-imagined in spring roll form. These fresh pulled pork rolls are served with a delicious mustard barbecue dipping sauce, and this recipe is one of the best ways to use up leftover BBQ pork. They make excellent appetizers or a quick snack!

Smoked Chicken Enchiladas

close up of chicken enchiladas - BBQ Leftover Recipes

These delectable chicken enchiladas are bathed in cheesy, green chili sauce. They are easy to make, and a great way to use leftover smoked chicken. The beauty of this recipe is that you can bake these enchiladas in your oven or pellet grill. Simply delicious!

Smoked Brisket Reuben

Texas Reuben Sandwich - BBQ Leftovers

The Texas Smoked Brisket Reuben is the BBQ equivalent of a traditional deli Reuben sandwich by using smoked beef brisket instead of corned beef. This delicious fusion of flavors and textures is for sandwich enthusiasts who enjoy bold, meaty sandwiches with a touch of Central Texas flair. And, it’s an excellent way to use up leftover BBQ brisket!

Smoked Chorizo Queso


This rich and decadent dip features a delicious blend of cheeses, spicy chorizo, leftover smoked brisket or steak, and a perfect mix of seasonings. It is then smoked to perfection and garnished before serving. If you’re in the mood for Tex-Mex with a hint of smoky flavor, then this recipe is for you.

Corned Beef Hash

Cast-Iron Corned Beef Hash

This smoked corned beef hash and eggs is comfort food taken to a whole new level. The best part is about this recipe is that it is a fantastic way to use leftover corned beef. And an easy breakfast made in your cast-iron skillet on the grill.

Easy Pulled Pork Nachos

pulled pork nachos -  BBQ Leftovers

These quick and easy nachos are perfect for putting leftover barbecue pork to work. We used simple ingredients to assemble this delicious dish. The results were amazing! 

Easy Reuben Dip


This Easy Reuben Dip is a fun way to use leftover smoked corned beef or pastrami! It’s easy to assemble and makes the perfect party dip or tailgate snack!

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