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Wooden bowl of brisket chili topped with shredded cheese, sliced peppers, and a dollop of sour cream.
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5 from 14 votes

Brisket Chili

This recipe for Brisket Chili is the perfect way to use up a bunch of leftover smoked beef brisket. It's hearty and full of yummy goodness, so you can continue to enjoy your tasty brisket for days to come!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Keyword: Brisket Chili
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 pounds smoked brisket cut into small cubes
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 46 fl oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can pinto or kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Sauté the onions and peppers. Place a large dutch oven or cast iron pot on your stove and pre-heat to medium heat. Drizzle the olive oil in the pan and add the diced onions and bell peppers. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until the peppers have softened and the onions are semi-translucent. Add in the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the brisket chili. Add the chopped brisket to the pot and stir gently until the mixture is well combined. Add in the beans, tomatoes, and seasonings. Taste and add in any additional salt, pepper or other seasonings as needed. Stir until well combined.
  • Cook the brisket chili. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Allow the chili to cook for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve immediately. Serve the brisket chili with shredded cheese, diced onions, sour cream, or any other toppings that you like!


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 4mg