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Chipotle creates an LTO mashup of two recently added menu items

The chain’s new Quesabrisket features a cheese quesadilla stuffed with smoked brisket, a protein that debuted systemwide last week.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill is already riffing on the smoked brisket it introduced nationwide last week, pairing it with another recent menu addition.

The fast casual on Monday announced the limited-time run of the Quesabrisket. The entree, which is available through Halloween via Chipotle’s app and website, features a brisket-stuffed cheese quesadilla served with queso blanco, tomatillo-red chili salsa and, on the side, tomatillo-green chili salsa.

Chipotle launched the quesadilla systemwide in March.

Chipotle is recommending diners try the LTO with its latest “menu hack,” made by mixing the queso with the red chili salsa, directly in the entree’s packaging. Chipotle has shared the recipe on its TikTok channel.

“We had a lot of fun at the test kitchen in the Chipotle Cultivate Center experimenting with the best dipping combinations for the Smoked Brisket Quesadilla,” Nevielle Panthaky, VP of culinary and menu development, said in a statement.

The chain called the dish a balance of smoky, sweet and heat.

The burrito chain had previously said smoked brisket was one of the most requested items by customers. It launched the protein nationwide last week, following a limited test at 64 restaurants. The brisket is charred on a grill and seasoned with roasted jalapenos and chipotle chili peppers. It is hand chopped and finished with a new sauce made from smoky chili peppers.

Chipotle will offer free delivery on all orders containing smoked brisket through Friday.

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