Whether you are having your own get together or heading to someone else's, this recipe is just perfect! The original recipe was for a spiced brisket made in the oven (which would be great for a sit down dinner) but I wanted something more party friendly and finger food-ish, so I adjusted it. These sliders are super easy since the brisket is made in the Crock-Pot. I would definitely make it the day before because it takes some time to slow cook and it reheats well.
My secret weapon in this recipe is Musselman's Apple Butter. I typically have only used apple butter as a spread on toast or as a substitute for oil while baking. Boy, have i been missing out! Musselman's was kind enough to send me a jar and I discovered it's also great for marinades, sauces, and dips...AND it is gluten free and dairy free! Check out their giveaway details below!
Spiced Shredded Apple Butter Brisket Sliders
recipe adapted by food.com
photos by halftomathalfpotato
-1 beef brisket, 4 to 4.5 lbs, rinsed and patted dry
-1 small onion, quartered
-8 whole cloves
-2 garlic cloves, halved
-salt & pepper to taste
-2 cups apple butter
-1 cup dry white wine
-6 Tablespoons yellow mustard
-4 tablespoons green onions, chopped
-3 teaspoons salt
-1.5 teaspoons curry powder
-1 teaspoon pepper
-Place onion, cloves and garlic into a slow cooker
-Place brisket on top, fat side up; season with a little salt & pepper, to taste
-Pour in about 1/4 cup water
-Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (beef should fall apart easily at this point)
-Remove brisket from CrockPot and set on cutting board to cool slightly
-Drain liquid from the CrockPot
-In a medium saucepan, combine apple butter, wine, mustard, green onions, salt, pepper, & curry
-Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally
-Shred brisket with two forks, place back into CrockPot (I also cut shreds into bite size pieces)
-Pour the sauce over the shredded brisket in the CrockPot, stir until well blended
-Serve brisket on slider buns
Musselman's has kindly offered to give away a Musselman's Apple Butter gift pack to one of my readers! The gift pack includes your very own jar of apple butter, recipe cards, and matching multi purpose bowl. Make sure to comment or "like" the post, either here or on my Facebook page, and a winner will be selected by February 15th.
Also, be sure to check out musselmans.com to see all of their great recipe ideas that are sure to be crowd pleasers, no matter which team you're rooting for. You can find Apple Butter in the jam/jelly aisle of your grocery store.