These mouthwatering barbecue brisket sliders are a fantastic way to use leftover brisket. Combine deliciously tender brisket with creamy Alabama white sauce and sweet, buttery Hawaiian rolls. Whether you’re hosting a gathering to watch the big game or simply looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing, quick dinner idea, these bite-size brisket sandwiches will be a hit.
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.
What You Need to Make this Recipe
- 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 our 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 our family 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.
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.
Step 2: Cut the brisket into bite-size pieces or chop it into a small-dice and toss the beef with BBQ sauce.
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.
Step 4: Add brisket to the rolls and cover with the tops. Place the sheet into a baking dish.
Step 5: Brush the top of the rolls with melted butter using a pastry brush and garnish with poppy seeds.
Step 6: Bake for 15-20 minutes until soft and heated through.
What to Do With the Leftovers
- Refrigerate – Store the leftovers in an airtight container for 2 days.
- Freeze – Let the sandwiches cool and transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. Brisket sandwiches freeze for 2 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?
How long to cook brisket sliders?
If you prepare the sliders on the day of, follow our 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; we would use Hawaiian rolls for a perfect on-the-go treat, so I guess you could say I am partial. However, you can also use dinner rolls, yeast rolls, hamburger buns, brioche buns, or ciabatta rolls.
- 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
- 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.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until soft and heated through.
- The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.