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Barbecue Catering Leftovers: A Taco Recipe

Barbecue Catering Leftovers: A Taco Recipe

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One of the best things about ordering from Sonny Bryan’s barbecue catering is the possibility of delicious leftovers. While our BBQ is so good you might not have any left, sometimes you find yourself with extra brisket or pulled pork. Instead of reheating and eating it the same way, why not transform it into something new and exciting? BBQ tacos are a fantastic way to enjoy your leftover meat, and setting up a DIY taco station ensures everyone gets to create their perfect taco. Here’s how to do it.

The Ultimate BBQ Taco Recipe


  • Leftover Sonny Bryan’s brisket or pulled pork
  • Small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)
  • 1 cup of guacamole
  • 1 cup of salsa or pico de gallo
  • Lime wedges
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • Hot sauce (optional)


  1. Reheat the Meat
    • In a skillet over medium heat, add a splash of water or BBQ sauce to your leftover brisket or pulled pork.
    • Cover and heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the meat is warmed through.
  2. Prepare the Tortillas
    • Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds on each side, until they are pliable and slightly toasted.
    • Alternatively, wrap a stack of tortillas in aluminum foil and warm them in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.
  3. Set Up Your Taco Station
    • Place the reheated brisket or pulled pork in a serving dish.
    • Arrange the tortillas in a warm container or wrap them in a clean cloth to keep them warm.
    • Set out bowls of chopped onions, fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa or pico de gallo, lime wedges, sour cream, and hot sauce.
  4. Assemble the Tacos
    • Let everyone build their own tacos by starting with a base of brisket or pulled pork on a tortilla.
    • Add toppings as desired: onions, cilantro, cheese, guacamole, salsa, a squeeze of lime, sour cream, and hot sauce.

Setting Up the Perfect Taco Station

Creating a DIY taco station is not only fun but also allows everyone to customize their tacos just the way they like them. Here’s how to set it up for success:

  1. Presentation Matters
    Use a large, clean surface to lay out all your toppings. Use small bowls or containers to keep everything organized and easy to reach.
  2. Label Your Ingredients
    If you’re hosting guests who might not be familiar with all the toppings, small labels can help them navigate the station with ease.
  3. Keep It Fresh
    Make sure all your toppings are fresh and prepared just before serving. Keep cold items like guacamole and sour cream chilled until it’s time to eat.
  4. Encourage Creativity
    Provide plenty of options and let your guests get creative with their taco creations. It’s all about having fun and enjoying the flavors of Sonny Bryan’s BBQ in a new way.

Transform Leftover Barbecue Catering into Culinary Magic

With Sonny Bryan’s barbecue catering, you’re already enjoying the best brisket and pulled pork around. Turning those leftovers into BBQ tacos is a delightful way to extend the enjoyment and create a whole new meal experience. Perfect for a casual dinner or a fun party, these tacos are sure to be a hit.

Call us at 214-353-0027 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with our catering team. And if you’re in the Dallas area, come visit us at one of Dallas’ oldest and iconic restaurants on Inwood Road, open 24/7/365 for barbecue pickup or barbecue delivery. We cater beyond Dallas - reach out to us for barbecue catering in Richardson, Plano, Fort Worth and beyond! 

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