Chipotle adds smoked brisket for a limited menu run

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A better cut of beef is on the menu at Chipotle.

Following last year’s temporary addition to carne asada steak, Chipotle Mexican Grill has added smoked brisket as a new protein option at its U.S. and Canada stores for a limited time only.

On Thursday, the popular fast-casual Tex-Mex chain rolled out the brisket— sourced from what it described as “Responsibly Raised Beef,” which is cooked with fire-roasted jalapeños, chipotle chili peppers and brisket sauce — at its restaurants.

“This isn’t your standard brisket experience. We’ve created a differentiated Smoked Brisket recipe that is authentic to our menu and pairs flawlessly with our real ingredients,” the company’s marketing chief Chris Brandt said in a statement.

According to Chipotle, the higher cut of beef has “consistently” been a “top requested” menu item.

The chain’s culinary team reportedly took two years to develop the recipe for the brisket, also smoked and grilled to offer a smoky and charred flavor.

Chipotle’s smoked brisket, which has the highest calorie count of the chain’s six protein-based fillings, can be used in bowls, burritos, quesadillas and tacos.

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