This is a brisket that I make in the crock pot, and then I shred it up for slider sandwiches. It's super easy and very good. And I love that my dinner is cooking while I'm busy working or doing something else.
We like our sandwiches with a pickle and some sharp cheddar cheese, but just plain is great too.
Here's what you will need -
- Brisket - for these pictures I used a 3lb brisket
- 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Salt & Pepper
- Condiments (pickles, cheese, whatever you like)
Around 4:00pm that day it was done and looked like this.
I pulled the brisket out and set it in a pan to work with it a bit.
I scrapped off some more of the fat, see below.
Then I sliced the brisket into easily manageable bites. Since I'm going to shred this, I don't want pieces that are too long. Cutting the brisket makes this happen.
To shred the brisket, just take two forks and pull the meat apart. It's quite tender and easy to do. Here's one section done.
A couple of more sections done.
And finally, all done. Yum!
I skimmed the juices that were left in the crock pot to get any remaining fat out, and then added 1 bottle of BBQ sauce. I've done this with many different types - so use whatever you know your family likes. Then I add the brisket back in.
Stir in the meat with the juices and cover the crock pot with a lid again. Let this cook for at least another hour. It can go much longer if you get distracted and dinner is later than you planned.
We like to serve this on mini slider buns (toasted) and my family has found that we love sharp cheddar cheese and a pickle on each sandwich. It's messy and delicious. If I have any leftovers, I like to make quesadillas with the meat. That's fantastic too!