Slow Cooker Corned Beef Sliders

The corned beef on these slow cooker sliders is beyond amazing. Yes, it’s tender, but that’s not the main attraction. The flavor is incredible. The corned beef brisket cooks for hours in a wonderful mix of vegetables, seasonings and broth. There’s a mild tomato flavor, which isn’t something you normally expect, but it’s just another taste that really sets this corned beef apart from anything else.
Slow Cooker Corned Beef SlidersYou can certainly add sauerkraut to make these sliders more Reuben-esque, but honestly, I wouldn’t and I didn’t. The corned beef is so incredibly tasty that you don’t want to bury it in kraut flavors.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef Sliders

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 sliders

Ingredients

For the brisket

  • 1 3-4 pound corned beef brisket rinsed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bottle beer

For the sliders

  • Dinner rolls or slider buns
  • Swiss cheese
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Unsalted butter melted

Instructions

For the brisket

  • Layer 1/2 of the onion, carrots, celery and garlic in the bottom of a slow cooker set to low.
  • Add corned beef brisket, fat side up.
  • Add remaining onion, carrots, celery and garlic.
  • In a bowl whisk together the broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, brown sugar, celery seeds and red pepper. Pour over the beef.
  • Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.
  • Slowly pour beer around the beef and cover the cooker. Cook on low for 8-9 hours until the corned beef is tender.
  • Remove meat and slice or shred as desired. If storing leftovers, I would add a bit of the sauce from the slow cooker so that the beef doesn't dry out when reheated.

For the sliders

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut buns in half horizontally. Spread the insides with the Thousand Island dressing.
  • Add corned beef and cheese.
  • Add bun tops and brush with melted butter.
  • Wrap in foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.

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