Mouth-watering tender pulled braised beef sliders are the perfect appetizer sandwich for game day or even for weeknight meals. Delicious chuck roast braised in Guinness & espresso rubbed BBQ seasoning topped with a rich Guinness BBQ sauce with subtle hints of espresso and chocolate.
We love easy recipes where the slow cooker does all the cooking for you! With Superbowl just around the corner this is a great game day recipe to serve for the family or a small gathering of friends. Simply crack a beer and let the cooker do the cooking!
Whenever we braise meat in the slow cooker its so important to sear all sides of the meat before braising it in the slow cooker. We usually salt the beef and let it rest on the counter for 20 minutes then rub our dry rub all over the beef. You can either cut in into smaller pieces this will help reduce the cooking time in the slow cooker and sear all sides in a hot cast iron pan. You’ll want some nice caramelization on all sides of the beef, typically we sear all sides for 2-3 minutes until they are dark and golden and then place the beef in the slow cooker. Don’t worry about the fat on your chuck roast, you can trim some of it off but searing the meat on high heat will help the fat cook off and of course it melts into the beef while its braising keeping the meat tender and juice. We like to pull the beef on a tray using two forks and our hands to discard any touch pieces or fat.
To spice up the buns we used classic dinner rolls, brushed them with melted butter and seasoned the tops with flaky salt and everything bagel seasoning. Simply warm these in the oven for 5-8 minutes and you get restaurant quality slider buns!
For the homemade BBQ sauce all were really doing is adding hints of Guinness, chocolate and espresso to a store-bought BBQ sauce. Grab one that you like, there are some sauce that come with hints of Guinness already. In a small saucepan simply add the store-bought sauce along with espresso powder, a splash of Guinness and a touch of chocolate.
Serve warm and enjoy!