Slow-Cooker Barbecue Brisket Sliders


Serve these slow-cooker brisket sliders when company's coming--perhaps to watch the big game--for an easy, crowd-pleasing dish. The crisp, tangy coleslaw is the perfect pairing for the tender, rich brisket. Serve with chips, crudités and cold beer to round out the meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, minced (about 2 tablespoons)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 3 garlic cloves, grated (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 pounds beef brisket, trimmed

  • ¾ cup water

  • cup no-salt-added ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 4 cups shredded multicolored coleslaw mix

  • 16 whole-wheat slider buns


  1. Stir together the minced chipotle chiles, brown sugar, garlic, cumin, 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper in a small bowl. Rub all of the mixture over the brisket. Place the brisket in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. Whisk together the water, ketchup, Worcestershire, and 2 tablespoons of the vinegar in a small bowl; pour over the brisket in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the brisket is very tender, about 8 hours.

  3. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board, reserving the sauce in the slow cooker. Shred the brisket with 2 forks into bite-sized pieces. Return the shredded meat to the reserved sauce in the slow cooker, stirring to combine.

  4. Just before serving, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon each olive oil and vinegar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the coleslaw mix, and toss to coat. Divide the brisket and slaw evenly among the slider buns.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
11g Fat
44g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 2 sliders
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 35g 70%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 648mg 28%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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