Brisket Tater Tot Nachos

Cook Time

600 mins

Cooking Method



Tex Mex



Prep Time

15 mins




your favorite BBQ Sauce

1 12 lb Brisket

1, skiced Jalapeno Pepper

¼ cup Pit Boss Beef and Brisket Rub

¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

⅓ cup Sour Cream

32 oz. Tater Tots, Frozen

Cooking Instructions

Just when you thought tater tots couldn’t get any better, meet these fully-loaded Brisket Tater Tot Nachos. Crisp and golden tots are smothered in slow-smoked brisket, barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and sour cream. The whole thing is given the Pit Boss treatment and thrown on the grill until melty and bubbling with BBQ goodness. Trust us, these won’t last long!

How to Smoke a Brisket

If you need help learning how to smoke a brisket , be sure to check out our guide full of tips and tricks for a successful cook.

Leftover Brisket

If you are using leftover brisket in this recipe, skip ahead to step four.

Note: It is recommended to use Mesquite Hardwood Pellets for this recipe.

This recipe uses Pit Boss Beef and Brisket Rub seasoning.

  1. Fire up your Pit Boss to smoke mode, let the fire catch and then set your grill to 225°F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set to medium-low heat.
  2. While your grill is heating up, trim your brisket of excess fat (you’ll want to leave about ¼ of an inch of fat so the meat stays moist during the long cooking process), and season generously with Beef and Brisket Rub. Place your brisket on the grates of the grill, fat side up. Let it smoke for about 8-10 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 190°F.
  3. Let it rest in the cooler for up to an hour so the juices can settle back into the meat. Shred with meat claws and reserve 1 lb.
  4. Return Pit Boss grill to 325°F. Place tater tots on the bottom of a large cast-iron skillet and arrange in one layer. Place skillet on preheated grill and cook tater tots until crispy and golden.
  5. Top tater tots with reserved brisket, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese. Return to the grill for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  6. Remove from oven and top with sour cream and jalapenos. Serve immediately (and watch it disappear).

Special Tools

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Cooler
  • Knife
  • Metal Pizza Pan
  • Small Serving Bowl

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

If you’re looking to save a little cash, replace the brisket with a smoked chuck roast. Be sure to cook to 205°F for pulled beef.

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