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Brisket Sliders

Mouthwatering barbecue brisket sliders are a fantastic way to use leftover beef brisket. Combine tender brisket with creamy Alabama white sauce and buttery Hawaiian rolls. Whether you’re hosting a gathering to watch the big game or looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing, quick dinner idea, these bite-size brisket sandwiches will be a hit. 

A single brisket slider.

What are Brisket Sliders?

Brisket sliders are small sandwiches made with tender brisket. Typically, the brisket cooks until it’s juicy, flavorful, and easily shreddable or sliced. The brisket is served on mini slider buns or Hawaiian rolls, often accompanied by barbecue sauce, pickles, coleslaw, cheese, and other condiments. These mini brisket sandwiches are a perfect appetizer or party snack. I serve mine with my homemade version of Alabama white sauce invented by Bob Gibson in 1925 for chicken drumsticks and pork.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Alabama White Sauce: Combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, prepared horseradish, fresh lemon juice, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, and black pepper to make a white sauce or Alabama white BBQ sauce for the sliders – the best sauce for BBQ brisket sandwiches!
  • Brisket: Don’t have leftover brisket? Purchase a premade one at the grocery store or make it yourself. If you decide to go that route, try my brisket in the oven recipe, but be sure to set aside the time to prepare it! Then, thinly slice the brisket or shred it and toss the beef with BBQ sauce.
  • BBQ Sauce: I am sure there are many tasty BBQ sauces, but my family’s go-to is Sweet Baby Ray’s. This brand is always delicious, and they offer sugar-free, which makes everyone in the family happy.
  • Hawaiian Rolls: The sweetness of Hawaiian rolls pairs perfectly with BBQ, but you can also use dinner or yeast rolls as slider buns; this recipe produces a dozen brisket sliders.
  • Butter: Finish the rolls with a brush of melted butter before they bake for a glossy finish.
  • Poppy Seeds: Top the buns with poppy seeds for a polished look. You can also use sesame or sunflower seeds if you want something more crunchy.

Additions and Substitutions

How to Make Brisket Sliders

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350℉ (176℃). Combine the ingredients for the white sauce in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.

Creamy white sauce in a bowl with a whisk.

Step 2: Cut the brisket into bite-size pieces or chop it into a small-dice and toss the beef with BBQ sauce.

Bbq sauce stirred into the brisket.

Sliced bread in a serving pan.

Step 3: Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half by using a bread knife to slice through the whole sheet. Spread the reserved white sauce on either side of the rolls.

Creamy white sauce in a bowl with a whisk.

Pickled onions added to the brisket sliders

Step 4: Add brisket to the rolls and cover with the tops. Place the sheet into a baking dish.

BBQ sauce added to the tops of the brisket slicers.

Cheese topping the brisket.

Step 5: Brush the top of the rolls with melted butter using a pastry brush and garnish with poppy seeds.

Brisket sliders brushed with butter and topped with poppy seeds.

Step 6: Bake for 15-20 minutes until soft and heated through.

Brisket sliders baking in the oven.
A serving tray of brisket sliders.

What Goes with Brisket Sliders?

What to do with the Leftovers

  • Refrigerate: Store the leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: Let the sandwiches cool and transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Brisket sandwiches freeze for 2-3 months.
  • Thaw: Defrost the sliders in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Reheat: Set the thawed sliders into a baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350℉ (176℃).

Frequently Asked Questions

What to put on brisket sliders?

Consider topping the sliders with melted cheddar or havarti cheese, dill pickles, pickled onions, jalapeños, serrano chilies, sumac onions, or caramelized onions and mushrooms.

How long to cook brisket sliders?

If you prepare the sliders on the day of, follow my instructions and bake them for 15-20 minutes at 350℉ (176℃). If you prepare the sandwiches in advance and freeze them, thaw the sliders in the refrigerator overnight before following the cooking time in this recipe for brisket sliders.

What rolls are good for brisket sandwiches?

I worked for a BBQ restaurant in college. During the week, we would visit local high schools and serve brisket and pulled pork sliders to the students, and we would use Hawaiian rolls for a perfect on-the-go treat. However, you can also use dinner rolls, yeast rolls, hamburger buns, brioche buns, or ciabatta rolls.

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A single brisket slider.

Brisket Sliders

Tressa Jamil
Leftover brisket? Try BBQ brisket sliders with creamy white sauce on Hawaiian rolls. Perfect for game day or a quick, crowd-pleasing dinner idea!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Sliders
Calories 278 kcal
Ingredients
  
For the White Sauce:
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • lemon juice, ½ lemon
  • teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
For the Sliders:
  • 1 pound brisket, sliced, and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 package Hawaiian rolls, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
Instructions
 
  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ (176℃). Combine the ingredients for the white sauce in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Cut the brisket into bite-size pieces or chop it into a small-dice and toss the beef with BBQ sauce.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half by using a bread knife to slice through the whole sheet. Spread the reserved white sauce on either side of the rolls.
  • Add brisket to the rolls and cover with the tops. Place the sheet into a baking dish. Brush the top of the rolls with melted butter using a pastry brush and garnish with poppy seeds.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until soft and heated through.
Notes
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.
Nutrition
Serving: 1 Slider | Calories: 278 kcal | Carbohydrates: 17 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 58 mg | Sodium: 341 mg | Potassium: 113 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 1 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 3 mg | Iron: 10 mg
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