September 6, 2018|In Recipes & Pairings

Recipe: Slow Braised Brisket Sliders

This mouthwatering recipe from Duckhorn Vineyards is the perfect match for our Duckhorn Vineyards Three Palms Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot.

Slow braised brisket sliders

Serves 6-8 people


Brisket Sliders:

  • (3 1/2 – 4 lbs) Brisket
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups beef broth (you can replace 1 cup broth with red wine or beer)
  • 2 Tbsps smoked paprika
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper

Quick Pickles:

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsps pickling spice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 mini or pickling cucumbers – sliced
  • 1 medium red or other sweet onion – sliced thinly


Brisket Sliders:

Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl and rub all over meat. Heat oil in heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the brisket and brown on both sides 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a 6-8 quart slow cooker. Add broth to the pan along with any remaining spice mixture. Increase heat to high and scrape bits from pan. Cover and cook simmering 6-8 hours until meat pulls apart easily.


Quick Pickles:

Combine vinegars, sugar, salt and pickling spice in sauce pan and heat on medium for 2-3 minutes until salt and sugar are dissolved. Place cucumbers and onion in a jar and add warm vinegar mixture. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight. Serve with brisket sliders.

Top each slider bun with about 3/4 cup of brisket, add drained pickles and a dollop of garlic mayonnaise if desired. Enjoy!

Our recommended wine matches:

2015 Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot

2015 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot ‘Three Palms Vineyard’
Sophisticated notes of wet slate minerality add poise and definition to flavors of plum, molasses, cherry and crushed rose petals. Silky tannins carry the wine to a beautifully structured finish with hints of moist earth, cranberry and bittersweet chocolate.
The proceeding vintage to the astounding 2014 Merlot voted Number 1 Wine in the World