Beans and brisket are both about as Southern as Southern gets. The recipe that follows is an effective — and delicious — way to use up leftover brisket, turning it into a hearty and satisfying meal in its own right. Bump up the cayenne or add some hot pepper sauce if you like a serious kick with your beans.
Add hunk of cornbread for dipping in the sauce, or serve as a side dish for barbecued or roasted meats. I like the sturdiness of pinto beans, but feel free to use whatever beans you like or have on hand. White beans, kidney beans, or butter beans would all work equally well.