Brisket Tacos with Spicy Pineapple Black Bean Salsa & Chipotle Mayo

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My pulled beef brisket recipe I posted last week makes a big batch and is the tasty gift that keeps giving throughout the week. Or throughout the month if you put portions in the freezer as I do. This recipe is one of my favourite things to do with it. Brisket Tacos with Spicy Pineapple Black Bean Salsa & Chipotle Mayo. Rich saucy brisket, sweet and spicy salsa, smokey creamy mayo, crisp purple cabbage and fresh coriander. All these flavours add up to a full flavoured perfectly balanced and delicious taco situation.


Brisket Tacos with Spicy Pineapple Black Bean Salsa & Chipotle Mayo


Serves: 4

Ready in: 20 mins

Dietary: DF | GF, VEG & VGN Adaptable 



Spicy Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

1 ½ cups diced pineapple (about ⅓ of a fresh pineapple)

1 x 400g tin of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup packed fresh coriander leaves and stalks, roughly chopped, plus more to garnish

½ red onion, diced

sea salt and black pepper


Chipotle Mayonnaise

¼ cup mayonnaise

1-2 tsp chipotle sauce


400g cooked pulled beef brisket (see recipe here)

2-3 small taco corn or flour tortillas per person, to serve

2 cups shredded purple cabbage, to serve



  1. Start with the salsa by putting all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and season well with sea salt and black pepper. Toss to combine and set aside.
  2. For the chipotle mayonnaise, mix together the mayonnaise and chipotle sauce in a small ramekin and set aside. 
  3. Heat the brisket in the microwave, oven or in a pan on the stove. I like to heat the brisket in a pan so you get little crispy bits on the edges, yum!
  4. Put a frying pan on high heat and heat the tortillas, one at a time, for 10-20 seconds on each side, until warmed and slightly charred (alternatively warm them in the oven wrapped in foil). 
  5. Plate up while the tortillas are still warm, starting with the shredded cabbage, followed by the salsa and warmed brisket, topped with a good drizzle of the chipotle mayo and garnish with fresh coriander. 


Mix it up: 

  • This would also be great with BBQ pulled pork or spicy shredded chicken. 


Skip the meat: 

  • For a vegetarian option, you could serve with strips of halloumi or for a vegan option serve with BBQ tofu or simply double the amount of the salsa and use vegan mayo.