Tender smoked brisket smothered in a Guinness barbecue sauce on yeast roll slider buns.
I have to say that Guinness makes everything better. I love barbecue and Guinness Barbecue Sauce is my new favorite. Barbecue sauce is pretty easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and whatever spices you like. Check out my Classic Barbecue Sauce for a simple basic recipe.
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Since St. Patrick's Day is coming up (and we had a case of Guinness) I thought it would be fun to make a Guinness barbecue sauce. I have to give some credit to my husband for this idea because he had the idea of using Guinness on the brisket and I just copied his idea for a barbecue sauce. This brisket is Guinness Smoked Brisket, which I'll post the recipe for next time. But the barbecue sauce will taste great on anything. I even used it on turkey breast sandwiches when we ran out of brisket and it was great.
For the slider buns I just used a simple Whole Wheat Yeast Roll recipe. I'll post this exact recipe eventually (I need to get pictures of just the rolls, but I eat them too quickly), but it's very similar to Rye Yeast Rolls just using whole wheat flour. The soft yeast rolls with the Guinness Barbecue Sauce and Guinness Brisket made an unbelievably delicious slider. The Guinness adds so much flavor depth to a very simple classic barbecue sauce. I will be making this sauce again next time we have barbecue (no matter what kind of meat we use). It's so good.
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Guinness Barbecue Brisket Sliders
Guinness Barbecue Sauce
2 tsp butter
1 shallot, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp red pepper flakes (more or less depending on your tastes)
1 14.9 oz Guinness
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Slider buns or yeast rolls
Brisket (I used Guinness Smoked Brisket)
Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Saute the shallot and garlic until tender and fragrant.
Add the pepper flakes and mix well. Then pour in the Guinness. Allow the Guinness to boil until it reduces by half.
Add the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce and reduce heat to a simmer.
Simmer until sauce is the thickness you desire and remove from heat.
Add sliced brisket to the sauce (my brisket was cold out of the fridge so I let it simmer a while in the sauce to reheat), mixing until well coated.
Split the yeast rolls or buns in half and add a couple of slices of barbecue covered brisket. Top the brisket with onions and a drizzle of more sauce.
Serve immediately with sides of your choice (I served it with Parmesan and Garlic Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower).
About 4-6 servings of the sauce.
Other recipes mentioned in this post:
Classic Barbecue Sauce -------------
Rye Yeast Rolls
More Barbecue Recipes:
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