The Rub Society

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With so many people asking what to do with leftover brisket and the great range of affordable pie makers on the market, a pie is the easiest thing to do, and you can make them. this recipe can be really be used with leftover meat. *Created by Smokey Joe's Rubs*


  • 1kg leftover cooked brisket
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 rasher of bacon, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 sticks of celery. sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs Texan rub seasoning (or something with a bit of spice and heat)
  • 1 cup red wine
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 x 400g tin of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • Light shortcrust pastry, thawed


  1. In a heavy based pot, heat some olive oil over a medium heat and sauté the onion, garlic and bacon until the onions are soft
  2. Add the celery and carrot (& mushrooms if using) and cook for a further 2 minutes
  3. Add a the flour and stir to coat the vegetables
  4. Deglaze the pot with the red wine and cook off the alcohol
  5. Add the brisket to the pot, stir. You shouldn’t need to add more salt and pepper between the brisket, texan seasoning (or your choice or rub) and the bacon, but do so if you wish.
  6. Add diced tomatoes, beef stock, dash of Worcestershire sauce, thyme and paprika and stir to combine
  7. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook uncovered on the stove for an hour, or until the gravy has reduced and thickened
  8. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool
  9. Preheat your pie maker and prepare your pie crusts per instructions on the cooker. Typically, it’s a shortcrust base and puff pastry top.
  10. Fill the base pie crust with the mix, sprinkle with cheese and pop the pastry lid on top
  11. Cook for 15 -20 minutes or until crispy