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Pumpkin Beer Brisket Melts

This pumpkin beer brisket melts are smothered in havarti cheese and served on everything pretzel rolls. They are ridiculously delicious!
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  • 1 batch of pretzel rolls, homemade or store bought!
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons everything seasoning

slow cooker brisket

  • 3 to 4 pounds beef brisket
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 ounces pumpkin beer or cider
  • sliced harvarti cheese, for melting
  • microgreens or arugula, for serving

honey mustard spread

  • 1/2 cup honey mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


pretzel buns

  • Whether your pretzel buns are homemade or store bought, I like to cover them in everything seasoning! Right before serving the sandwiches, heat your oven to 325 degrees, just to warm them for the sandwiches. Brush the tops with the melted butter and sprinkle the everything seasoning on top. Place the buns in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

slow cooker brisket

  • Season the brisket all over with the paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place it in your slow cooker and cover it with the beer. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • When finished, if the brisket is still in one piece, remove it and place it on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife and a fork to shred the brisket (you can also do this in the slow cooker) and then place it back in the cooker for another 30 minutes or so on low. It should combine with the juices and soak some of them up. You also may need to toss the beef a few times in the crockpot.
  • To assemble the sandwiches, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. If you have just prepped the pretzel buns, it will already be on! Spread some of the honey mustard mayo on the bottom of your bun. Top with the brisket, then a slice of havarti cheese.
  • Stick the sandwiches in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes, just until the cheese melts. Remove the sandwiches and top with a handful of microgreens or arugula. Top with your everything pretzel bun and serve!

honey mustard spread

  • Whisk together the mustard and mayo and use immediately as a spread on sandwiches!

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