Brisket Tacos and Salsa

With Crossbuck BBQ's 1-pound packs of chopped brisket, you can turn your next taco night into something memorable. Just heat up the brisket and then follow the recipe below to create the best brisket tacos you've ever tasted. We garnish our smoky brisket with pieces of chopped red onion and fresh cilantro along with our homemade salsa, but you can feel free to complement the brisket with whatever you choose.

crossbuck recipe tacos

  • prep time: 30 Minutes
  • cook time: 45 Minutes
  • total time: 50 Minutes



  • 3 Jalapeños (to reduce the spice, remove the seeds and pith)
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • ½ White Onion
  • ¼ cup Cilantro
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Juice of ½ Lemon 


  • Red Onion (chopped)
  • Fresh Cilantro (chopped)



  • The brisket is the star of this feel free to buy whatever type of tortillas you like best.

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To make the salsa:

  1. Dice all ingredients into medium-sized dice.
  2. Place the ingredients into a blender and puree to desired thickness. We are looking for a relatively smooth sauce with some chunks still visible. Slightly more body than a traditional tomato sauce.
  3. Pour the ingredients into a small sauce pot and place on a burner at high heat.
  4. Bring to a quick boil and turn the heat down to a simmer. Allow to cook for 7 – 10 minutes.
  5. Allow salsa to cool to the desired temp prior to serving.

To heat the Chopped Brisket:

  1. Crossbuck's Texas style smoked chopped brisket comes in oven-safe vacuum-sealed bags. Simply place them in a baking dish and heat.

Serving Suggestions

Heat some flour or corn tortillas. Three per person is just about right. Place about 1/8 of a pound of chopped brisket in each shell and top with salsa, sliced onion, and cilantro. 

Other Great Brisket Taco Recipes

1. Urban Cowgirl's Brisket Walking Tacos with Chipotle Bacon Crema

This taco-in-a-bag recipe starts with single-serve bags of tortilla or corn chips layered with brisket, colby cheese, cherry tomatoes, and romaine lettuce. She then adds in some extra fixins like cilantro, pico de gallo, chopped jalapeños, red onion and salsa. And finally, she finishes it off with a Chipotle Bacon Crema sauce that truly makes this recipe "All that and a bag of chips!"

chopped brisket walking tacos

2.  Mommy Hates Cooking's Chopped Brisket Tacos

For those who hate to cook, this recipe offers the basics for how to make brisket tacos quickly and easily. For those feeling a little braver, Mommy (aka Kristy Still) also provides a recipe for a 5-ingredient corn salsa featuring corn, diced tomatoes, and black beans with fresh cilantro and lime. Simple and yummy!

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