Brisket Sliders with Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw

This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own. #gametimegrilling #ad

Here at our house Fall doesn’t just mean cooler weather and shorter days. Around here fall means football. I’ve always been a fan of football, I think my love for the game started when I was in high school. As a social butterfly, Friday night games started out as a way for me to socialize with my friends. But, then I started hanging out in the press box announcing plays and eventually fell in love with the game.  I still love watching football with friends and family, but now I look forward to game day even more. Why? Because I love the food and entertaining friends. Whether you are headed to the game to tailgate or watching it on the TV at home, these Brisket Sliders with Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw are going to elevate your game day menu!

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Here in Texas, tailgating can be an all-day affair. When your out at the stadium tailgating the smell of slow cooked, mouth-watering brisket wafts through the air. Brisket is a definitively Texan dish, which makes it the perfect star for any tailgate recipe. Paired with KING’S HAWAIIAN® Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls, spicy jalapeno coleslaw and the new KING’S HAWAIIAN smoked BBQ sauce these small bites pack a big, flavorful punch!

Tailgate Brisket Sliders with Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw

The smoky brisket is balanced out by the sweet and spicy jalapeno coleslaw.  Light and fresh, this coleslaw recipe is one of my favorites.  It’s perfect on it’s own, but piled high on sliders it becomes irresistible.

Chopped Brisket for Brisket Sliders

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Cole Slaw

I needed something to balance out the spicy coleslaw so I picked up a package of  KING’S HAWAIIAN® rolls from where else, but Texan’s favorite grocery store, H-E-B.  If you are planning a tailgate party or just watching the game from home, H-E-B is a one-stop-shop for all your game day shopping needs.

King's Hawaiian Rolls

Kings Hawaiian Rolls at HEB

If you are familiar with my party hosting philosophy you know that I’m all about creating dishes that are simple and easy to make.  Bonus points if you can make them ahead of time. You don’t want to spend your entire afternoon in the kitchen trying to keep up with the game through breaks in cooking do you? These sliders are so easy. You can make everything ahead of time and you can even put out all the ingredients on a bar cart so guest create their own sliders.  Or make these just before guest arrive and put them on a platter so your friends and family can grab a bit and fuel up, just in time to cheer on their favorite team!

King's Hawaiian Brisket Sliders with Spicy Coleslaw

Start by piling a generous amount of brisket on the sliders. Drizzle the KING’S HAWAIIAN Bacon BBQ Sauce over the brisket and top it off with the spicy jalapeno coleslaw.

King's Hawaiian Rolls with Brisket

Chopped Brisket Sliders Topped with Spicy Coleslaw

Tailgate Recipe Brisket Sliders

The only problem with these mini sliders are how quick they will disappear on game day.  So, what are you waiting for…elevate your game day and make these Brisket Sliders with spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw. These tailgate sandwiches are just the fuel you and your guest will need to cheer your team on to victory!

Tailgate Brisket Sliders with Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw

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Brisket Sliders with Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw
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Serves: 10-12
  • 1 bag Fresh Express 3-Color Deli Cole Slaw
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon hot sauce such as Texas Pete's
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well combined.
  2. Add the coleslaw mix and cilantro and stir until well combined.
  3. Adjust salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Pile on top of brisket and King's Hawaiian Rolls for mouth-watering Brisket Sliders with Spicy Jalapeno Coleslaw, perfect for entertaining a crowd or tailgate parties!

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Taylor Mullins says:

    Did you post the recipe here? I didn’t see it and wondered if I missed it!

    • Hi Taylor, I am so sorry it looks like my recipe widget didn’t work properly and the recipe wasn’t actually posted. I’ve fixed it so the recipe is now in the blog post.

  2. I really want the full recipe but dont know how to locate the blog post. Can you please try to post it again or email it to me please… Thank you… Bummed I could not find it… Hugs…

    • Marci, the recipe for the spicy coleslaw is at the end of the post, but if you are still having trouble locating it you can email me at mariah(at)gigglesgalore(dot)net and we will send it to you.

  3. Hi can you please send me the recipe for the brisket…. I cant find it 🙁 Thank you

  4. Delish! Thanks for linking up to this weeks Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday – I can’t wait to see what you share with us next week!

  5. Those little sliders look great! I’d love for you to share at Let’s Party! … look forward to seeing you there (and I’ve pinned as this looks great!)

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