BBQ Brisket Sliders
Prep: 20 min.
Cook: 5 min.
Let’s face it: BBQ brisket sliders are the epitome of comfort food. The succulent brisket, paired with the sweetness of the bun and the tanginess of pickles and coleslaw, creates a harmonious flavor combination that satisfies even the pickiest eaters.
Whether you’re looking for creative ideas for your leftover brisket or searching for new ways to spice up your family dinners, BBQ brisket sliders are sure to leave you craving more.
Can you prepare brisket in a slow cooker?
Absolutely! Once you've prepared the ingredients and set up your slow cooker, it does all the work for you. This way, you can focus on other party prep, kick back while your delicious brisket cooks to perfection, or hang out with family before sharing a comforting meal together.
What can you do with leftover brisket?
Leftover brisket is the gift that keeps on giving. You can use leftover brisket for brisket sliders, tacos, flatbreads, and anything else you can think of. The next time you find yourself with extra brisket, get creative in the kitchen and enjoy the flavors of this versatile meat in a whole new way! We recommend our Slow Cooked BBQ Brisket Sandwich with Pickled Cabbage.
When should you make BBQ brisket sliders?
Since slow cookers are designed to handle larger quantities of food, BBQ brisket sliders are the perfect go-to meal for a crowd. You can cook a substantial amount of brisket in a single batch and prep sliders on King’s Hawaiian rolls on a baking sheet, ensuring everyone at your event gets to enjoy a hearty and flavorful snack without the need for utensils.
From backyard barbeques and tailgate parties to weeknight dinners, these handheld brisket sandwiches are your ticket to a mouthwatering paradise. So, fire up your slow cooker, and let's get cooking!
1. Prep Your Brisket
To prep your brisket, start by sprinkling salt and pepper on both sides of the brisket. Then, combine the onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and cumin in a small bowl. Rub both sides of the beef brisket with the seasoning mixture.
2. Get Marinating
In a separate bowl, stir together the King’s Hawaiian Light Roasted Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce and brown sugar. Pour half of the sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker and place the seasoned brisket on top of the BBQ sauce—no grill needed! Then, cover the top of the brisket with the remaining sauce.
As the brisket cooks, it’ll act like a sponge, soaking in all the flavors of the marinade. This infusion process ensures that every bite is packed with an irresistible deliciousness.
3. Cook 'Em Low and Slow
Cover your slow cooker and cook the brisket on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until the meat is tender. Cooking a tender and flavorful brisket in a slow cooker isn’t just convenient and hassle-free; it also guarantees a melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Ultimately, slow cooking is the key to achieving that fall-apart tenderness. Resist the temptation to open the lid frequently. Every time you do, you let out precious heat and moisture that’s critical to the cooking process.
4. Check for Doneness
After the cooking time is up, check the brisket meat for tenderness. It should easily shred apart with a fork. Once the brisket is cooked, carefully remove it from the slow cooker and place it on a cutting board. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, keeping it moist.
5. Trim the Fat
Pour any remaining BBQ sauce from the slow cooker into a large bowl. While it’s cooling, slice the fat off the brisket and discard.
Remember: The way you slice the brisket can impact its tenderness. Using a sharp knife (here are a few brisket-slicing knife recommendations), carefully trim off any large pieces of fat from the surface of the brisket. Leave a thin layer (about ¼ inch) to maintain juiciness and flavor.
6. Slice Against the Grain
Start slicing from the point end of the brisket. This is the thicker, fattier section of the brisket. The grain pattern here is different from the flat end, which is leaner and more uniform in texture.
For the best results, position your knife at a right angle (perpendicular) to the grain lines. Slice thinly (about ¼- to ½-inch thick) against the grain. Slicing against the grain helps make the meat more tender and easier to chew.
7. Slide Into Slider Heaven
Place a generous layer of brisket on the bottom half of your King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Their tender texture provides the perfect contrast to the hearty, smoky flavor of the BBQ brisket. When you bite into a slider, you’ll get a delightful combination of flavors and textures. It's like a flavor party in your mouth!
Top it with a dollop of creamy coleslaw for a refreshing crunch. Add a couple of pickles for that extra zing, and crown your creation with the top buns. Serve them up with your favorite sides, and watch as your guests indulge in smoky, savory bliss.
BBQ Brisket Sliders
Prep: 20 min.
Cook: 5 min.
- 1 Beef brisket, approximately 4 pounds
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 1/2 cups KING'S HAWAIIAN Light Roasted Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce
- 1/3 cup Brown sugar
- 1 package KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
- Salt & pepper To taste