Asian BBQ Brisket Tacos

Asian BBQ Brisket Tacos 2

I was delighted to work with Arby's as they brought back their fabulous Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich. That's right! The Arby's Smokehouse Brisket is back.


Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich is loaded with smoky layers. First you’ve got your tender brisket, smoked with real smoke from real fire for at least 13 real hours. Then you’ve got smoked Gouda, mayo and its tangy counterpart, barbecue sauce (inherently smoky)—all garnished with crunchy fried onions and sitting inside a delicious bun.

The sandwich is hearty and delicious.

In honor of the return of the Arby's brisket, we made our own brisket. Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think.

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  • 5-6# Brisket
  • 1 cup low salt soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hoisin
  • 1 cup Jack Daniels BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 mandarin orange
  • 1 small sweet onion

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Place the rice wine vinegar in a food processor or blender with the ginger, kaffir lime leaves, mandarin orange (peel and all), garlic, and onion.  Process until everything is puréed.  Pour into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients (except the brisket).

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Lightly score the brisket and place in a baking dish.  Pour the sauce over the brisket, reserving about 1 1/2 cups for later use.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

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Prepare your grill for an indirect smoke.  You want a temperature of 225.  Remember, the dome of the grill will be a different temperature than the grill surface.

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Throw on the brisket and allow it to cook for around 5 hours.  You want to hit an internal temperature of 170 degrees.

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Once you hit your temperature, pull the brisket off and wrap it in foil. Brush some of the BBQ sauce on it before you close it up.  Put it back on the grill and continue to cook for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  You want to hit 195-200 degrees internal temperature.

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Once at temp, pull the brisket out of the foil, brush with the remaining BBQ sauce, and put it back on the grill for another 20 – 30 minutes.  You want that BBQ to become charred and sticky.

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Remove from the heat and cover the brisket with foil.  Allow it to rest for 30 minutes. Then slice, eat, and enjoy.

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This is a fabulous way to use your brisket. The first night we had our brisket with baked potatoes and the second night we made tacos.

For the tacos, you need:

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  1. Your tacos look amazing! I’ll have to pin this. I’ve actually never made brisket before.

  2. I think brisket is more of a southern thing. I didn’t even try it until I was in my 20’s! Isn’t it weird how that happens.

  3. That looks amazing! I have never made brisket before but you make it look easy.

  4. My hubby would love this recipe! I like the ease of a drive through- but what you have made looks way more enticing!

  5. I’ve never tried brisket before. These taco’s look amazing and make me want to try it!

  6. Brisket is my favorite meat so I can appreciate these tacos!

    Also, would love for you to link these up on my Stop the Yuck link party:

  7. Oh my goodness, that looks so juicy! I’ve never cooked a brisket so this would be a nice recipe to start with.

  8. Oh my goodness, that looks absolutely delicious! I think I might need to make a run to Arbys! LOL!

  9. Asian cuisine has always been the hardest for me to bring to the table. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE to eat it but have a hard time actually cooking it lol This looks like a GREAT recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  10. Ooh, I’d make a brisket sandwich with some cole slaw on it! Those tacos looks yummy too!

  11. That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe – I can’t wait to try it!

  12. Wow, that looks really great! I love your version. Cilantro is the best!

  13. This looks amazing. We actually almost stopped at an Arby’s tonight for dinner (we’re traveling at the moment.) We couldn’t find it on our exit, but I may have to search a little harder tomorrow on our way home!

  14. That looks really delicious. I’d probably make some cole slaw to go with my brisket.

  15. Oh gosh the Asian BBQ brisket taco looks amazing. I wish I could have some right now, Delish…..Yum.

  16. Wow that looks really good.I wish i could make this all right now.

  17. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    The tacos look great! I love meals that can be easily repurposed into a completely different meal!

  18. This looks delicious. I never knew how to cook brisket but now I can add it to my cooking repertoire. Thanks!

  19. YUM! I love anything tacos, and this is a new way to prepare them. Looks amazing.

  20. Paula Krueger

    I love that these are on corn tortillas! Those are my favorite.

  21. My hubs loves to smoke a brisket every now and a gain. I hate how long it takes, so it’s wonderful that I can drive right over to Arby’s and get one when I have a craving!

  22. Susanna @Zealous Mom

    These tacos look so delicious! I think everyone in my family would love this recipe. Pinned.

  23. Delicious! I can’t wait to try this. I love brisket and all of the veggies you added.

  24. So creative! I’d love to try this. I need to get into Arby’s for their brisket too.

  25. Carly

    Um, YUM!!! I’ve never made brisket before 🙂

  26. I miss Arby’s! Those tacos look amazing!

  27. Sadly, I live in a NYC apt. so I don’t have the opportunity to grill unless I visit family. If I did, I would give this a shot!

  28. Mark

    Thanks for sharing…what is the purpose of scoring the brisket? I usually don’t do that when I make mine.

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