Brisket Taco

10s across the board for these brisket tacos. Filled with tender brisket flavoured with Cholula® Original Hot Sauce and spices, fresh pico and your favourite toppings, you really can’t go wrong here.
20 min
6 hr


  • 1 Mix brown sugar, chili powder, salt, smoked paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne and cumin in medium bowl. Rub brisket with Original Hot Sauce, then coat with seasoning mixture.
  • 2 Preheat smoker to 225°F (108ºC) according to manufacturer’s directions, using your favorite hardwood, such as mesquite, pecan or hickory wood.
  • 3 Place brisket in smoker, fat side up, on grate. Smoke brisket 3 to 4 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 175°F (80ºC) and a crisp bark (or crust) forms over surface of meat.
  • 4 Remove brisket from smoker. Place brisket in center of large sheet of heavy duty foil and wrap completely. Return wrapped brisket to smoker. Cook at least 2 1/2 hours (up to 4 hours) longer or until meat is tender and internal temperature reaches about 205°F (96ºC)
  • 5 Remove brisket from smoker. Open foil slightly to vent; let stand 10 minutes. Close and re-wrap foil. Let brisket stand 30 minutes to allow juices to be reabsorbed.
  • 6 For the Pico, mix all ingredients until well blended.
  • 7 To assemble tacos, shred brisket with two forks. Layer tortillas with briskey, pico de gallo, and sliced avocado. Drizzle with additional Original Hot Sauce to serve.