Brisket Lasagna (5 Simple Steps to Use Leftover Brisket)

Got lots of brisket leftovers?

Sick of the usual brisket dishes?

Why not try this fantastic Brisket Lasagna recipe? 

I guarantee it’ll fast become a firm family favorite.

What Is Brisket Lasagna?

Brisket lasagna has chunks of brisket instead of the ground beef or as a combination of the two. 

When chopping the brisket, leave it in bite size pieces!

It’s a great way to use up leftover brisket, while still making a tasty, filling meal.

What Do I Need to Make a Smoked Brisket Lasagna?

You’ll need the standard ingredients for lasagna. 

Lasagna sheets, pasta sauce, béchamel or cheese sauce, and grated cheese.

What Pasta Should Use For Brisket Lasagna

You can use any readily available past sheets. 

Fresh lasagna sheets or dried packaged sheets work equally as well.

Pasta Sauce

Use a passata sauce or tomato paste as a base.

If you want to add vegetables blend them in a processor and mix through the Bolognese sauce.

Vegetables like celery stalks, carrots, and cloves of garlic work well.

Combine and let the sauce simmer over medium heat to develop the flavors.

Meat – Using Leftover Brisket

You can use just chopped brisket or a mixture of chopped brisket and ground meat.

Make sure you chop the brisket into bite-size pieces.

Meat – Using Leftover Brisket

If you don’t have any leftover brisket, you can smoke a brisket, especially for this recipe.

See the method for the perfect smoked brisket here.

It might be worth cooking it a day ahead of time.

What Cheese Should Use For Brisket Lasagne

Any type of cheese is great. 

The most popular choices are ricotta, mozzarella, or parmesan cheese.

How Do I Put a Brisket Lasagna Together?

Assemble the lasagna in layers.

Start by lightly brushing olive oil over a deep baking dish or lasagna pan. 

Just make sure it’s deep enough to hold a couple of layers and allows for the sauce to bubble up. 

Place on an oven tray to catch any drips.

Start with a sauce base, then a single layer of the lasagna sheets.  

Top with a layer of béchamel or cheese sauce and top with grated cheese.

Then repeat the process – sauce, pasta, white sauce, grated cheese – several times.

Top the entire lasagna with a layer of grated cheese.

Some Tips and Tricks for Making the Perfect Brisket Lasagna

Here are a few tips to help you achieve a tasty lasagna dish:

Make the béchamel sauce a day ahead to save time. Allow it to cool, and store covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.
Reheat it gently before use.

Better yet, prepare the entire lasagna the day before. Store, covered in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, in the refrigerator.

Don’t use salt water to cook the pasta, or the dish will be too salty. 

The brisket will benefit from light seasoning. Season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste, but don’t go overboard.

Don’t overcook the pasta.  Cook them to al dente.

The sheets will continue to cook in the oven and you don’t want them to be too soggy.  It helps to have a few spares in case of any tearing in the layering process.

Let the cooked lasagna rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.  This will give the sauce time to settle, and allow the flavors to develop.

Barbecue Smoked Brisket Lasagna Recipe

This brisket lasagna recipe is a barbecue spin on the traditional lasagna.  

What You Need for Brisket Lasagne

  • 12 lasagna sheets, uncooked
  • Virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound smoked beef brisket, chopped/diced
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • spinach
  • dried procini mushrooms
  • 2 cups of mushrooms
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Smoked mozzarella (optional)

Steps for Brisket Lasagne

Step 1 – Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Oil a casserole dish deep enough to hold the lasagna. 

Step 2 – Cook the Lasagna Sheets

Cook the lasagna sheets, as per the packaging instructions, in unsalted water.

Drain and rinse with cold water.

Step 3 – Prepare the Filling

Chop the brisket into bite-sized chunks.

Chop the brisket with a meat cleaver into bite-sized bits.

Place the dried mushrooms in hot water to rehydrate

Chop the fresh mushroom.

Heat butter in a pan and saute the mushrooms and porcini mushrooms. 

Step 4 – Prepare the Cheese Sauce

Lightly beat the egg and combine it with the ricotta cheese.

Step 5 – Putting the Lasagna Together

Spread a ¼ cup of barbecue sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.

Place 3 of the cooked lasagna sheets on top of the sauce.

Layer with ⅓ of the cheese mixture.  Then ¼ cup layer of brisket and mushrooms and spinach

Drizzle with another layer of barbecue sauce, and repeat the process twice more.

Finish with a layer of lasagna sheets.

Top with the grated cheese.

Step 6 –  How Long to Smoke Cook Brisket Lasagna?

Place the ovenproof dish on a tray to catch any drips.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crisp around the edges.

Rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Serve, eat and enjoy!

What to Serve Smoked Brisket Lasagna

Need some inspiration for sides? See smoke of our favorites sides below

Smoked Zucchini Salad

Mac and Cheese

Smoked Sweet Potato

Barbecue Smoked Brisket Lasagna Recipe

This brisket lasagna recipe is a barbecue spin on the traditional lasagna.  
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 500kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 20

Equipment

  • 1 pellet grill

Ingredients

  • 12 lasagna sheets uncooked
  • Virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound smoked beef brisket chopped/diced
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • spinach
  • dried procini mushrooms
  • 2 cups of mushrooms
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Smoked mozzarella optional

Instructions

Step 1 – Preheat the Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Oil a casserole dish deep enough to hold the lasagna.

Step 2 – Cook the Lasagna Sheets

  • Cook the lasagna sheets, as per the packaging instructions, in unsalted water.
  • Drain and rinse with cold water.

Step 3 – Prepare the Filling

  • Chop the brisket into bite-sized chunks.
  • Chop the brisket with a meat cleaver into bite-sized bits.
  • Place the dried mushrooms in hot water to rehydrate
  • Chop the fresh mushroom.
  • Heat butter in a pan and sautee the mushrooms and porchini mushrooms.

Step 4 – Prepare the Cheese Sauce

  • Lightly beat the egg and combine it with the ricotta cheese.

Step 5 – Putting the Lasagna Together

  • Spread a ¼ cup of barbecue sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Place 3 of the cooked lasagna sheets on top of the sauce.
  • Layer with ⅓ of the cheese mixture.  Then ¼ cup layer of brisket and mushrooms and spinach
  • Drizzle with another layer of barbecue sauce, and repeat the process twice more.
  • Finish with a layer of lasagne sheets.
  • Top with the grated cheese.

Step 6 –  How Long to Smoke Cook Brisket Lasagna?

  • Place the ovenproof dish on a tray to catch any drips.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crisp around the edges.
  • Rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • Serve, eat and enjoy!

Next time you have a hungry crowd and a lot of brisket leftovers, why not try this Brisket Lasagna recipe? 

It’s simple to prepare and guaranteed to leave everyone fed and satisfied.

Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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