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Smoked Brisket Pizza

Smoked Beef Brisket Pizza

A perfect use for leftover smoked beef brisket. Smoked Brisket Pizza. A great treat for parties or a fun dinner.
Course Entree
Cuisine bbq, Pizza
Keyword brisket pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 14" pizza
Cost $10


  • 1 store bought or homemade pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal just enough to cover board if you are using a pizza stone
  • ½ cup red onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce I use homemade
  • ½ cup pizza sauce or plain tomato sauce
  • 1 generous cup of leftover brisket meat shredded (more if you want more of a meaty flavor)
  • 1 green onion, finely diced (both white and green parts)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese don’t skimp on the “smoked” cheddar. The smoked element adds great flavor!
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped (more or less depending on your true feelings about cilantro)
  • ½ teaspoon Maldon (aka finishing salt, it’s not necessary but adds a really nice finishing flavor and makes everything else “pop”)


  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees, with pizza stone centered on the top rack.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil (or a combination of both) and cook onions, stirring occasionally, until soft and browned (approx 15 minutes).
  • In a separate small bowl, mix the BBQ sauce and pizza sauce together.
  • Stretch and roll out pizza dough to desired width. We have a 16” pizza stone, so we stretch the pizza to approx 14”.
  • Place dough on pizza pan or board with a tablespoon of cornmeal (if you will be using your stone to cook the pizza. The cornmeal helps the pizza slide off onto the stone). Alternatively, another trick is to place a piece of parchment paper between the pizza pan and the dough. It helps to transfer a heavier pizza in the oven. Roll out your dough to desired width.
  • Layer your dough with the sauce, then layer on the caramelized onions, leftover brisket, green onions, tomatoes, and both cheeses.
  • Bake approx 15 minutes or until sides look crisp and cheese is melted.
  • After removing the pizza garnish with cilantro and a pinch of finishing salt.


These measurements are for a 12"-14" pizza. Adjust ingredients based upon your pizza dough.