Honey Braised Brisket Sliders

These sliders may be small, but they pack a big punch in terms of flavor.

Makes: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Hours


  • 3 ½ lb Star Ranch Angus® brisket point 
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided  
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ medium yellow onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • ⅔ cup honey, divided
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 12 slider buns
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, cut into 12 slices
  • 4 oz arugula
  • 12 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 oz pickle slices


  1. Rub brisket with 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil.  Combine salt, pepper, paprika and garlic; sprinkle over brisket.
  2. In large skillet, heat remaining 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil over high heat; add brisket and sear 5 minutes per side or until browned.  Add onions when browning brisket on the last side.  Transfer brisket and onions to a crock pot. 
  3. Add stock, ½ cup honey and thyme to skillet; stir to deglaze.  Pour liquid over brisket in crock pot.  Cook for 6 to 7 hours on medium heat or until fork tender. 
  4. Shred brisket into chunks; place in large skillet.  Drizzle remaining honey, about 3 tablespoons over brisket.  Sear brisket, stirring frequently, over medium heat for approximately 4 to 5 minutes until lightly crisped. 
  5. Divide shredded brisket among slider buns; garnish with tomato slices, arugula, cheese and pickle slices.
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Season beef (directly from the refrigerator), as desired, before placing beef in a preheated skillet (do not overcrowd). Do not add oil or water; do not cover.

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