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Chipotle Brisket Sliders

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If you love Football

chances are you love game time munchies.

If you love Football

chances are you’d rather be watching the game, than stuck in the kitchen.

If you love Football

these Chipotle Brisket Sliders will be the best part of your Sunday.

Do all the hard work the night before, and let the beef soak up the flavor overnight. Toss the beef and sauce in a crockpot for 8 hours, and you’ll only need 15 minutes to put these sliders together before the game.


For the Beef:

2 pounds beef brisket

1 medium onion, chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup beef broth

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tbs Worcestershire sauce

1-2 canned chilies in adobo, minced

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 packages King’s Hawaiian Rolls

8 slices Havarti cheese, cut into quarters

For the Caramelized Onions:

3 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Place the brisket and chopped onion in the bowl of a lightly greased slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, beef broth, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, chilies in adobo, and spices. Pour over the brisket.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork.
  4. Remove the brisket from the slow cooker and shred. Cover and keep warm.
  5. Pour the sauce from the slow cooker through a fine mesh sieve into a medium saucepan.
  6. Simmer for 15-20 minutes over medium heat until sauce thickens and reduces by about half.
  7. While brisket is cooking, caramelize your onions. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are dark golden brown.
  8. Toss the shredded meat with the sauce (that you simmered in step 6).
  9. Slice King’s Hawaiian rolls horizontally.
  10. Pile beef on the bottom half of the buns.
  11. Top with a quarter slice of cheese and some caramelized onions.
  12. Add the top half of the bun and enjoy alongside a rich Malbec.

Chipotle Brisket Sliders featured on Barrington, by Element Stone.

Beef and Blue Flatbread

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The perfect pairing for this Wine Wednesday? Look no further.

With weather this nice, any day can become a party.

This Beef and Blue Flatbread is the perfect appetizer for a last minute Wine Wednesday, and will accentuate the smoky finish of a rich Malbec.

Guests coming at 7, but you’re not leaving the office til 6?

Ready in under 20 minutes this delicious appetizer will leave your guests raving, and give you time to pour yourself a glass before company arrives.


1/2 of a medium red onion, cut into thin slivers

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 flatbread shell

8 ounces thinly sliced cooked roast beef

1 small sweet pepper, seeded and chopped

4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

1/4 teaspoon pizza seasoning (optional)

  1. Position oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 425.
  2. In large skillet cook onion in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is just tender.
  3. Place bread shell on baking sheet, brush with remaining tablespoon of olive oil, and bake 5 minutes.
  4. While bread shell is baking, stack beef slices on cutting board and slice into strips.
  5. Then top shell with beef, sweet pepper, onion, cheese, and pizza seasoning.
  6. Change oven setting to broil.
  7. Broil pizza 4 to 5 minutes, or until toppings are heated through and crust is browned.
  8. Cut in wedges, and pair with a glass of the Malbec of your choice.

Korean Style Skewered Beef with Spicy Asian Aioli

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Korean barbecue is the latest and greatest thing to hit the food scene. Pair this yummy bite with the fruity tones and smoky finish of a delicious Malbec for the perfect party duo.

(This marinade is also great on chicken thighs or quartered cremini mushrooms & zucchini for a vegetarian option)


1 pound good quality beef, such as filet mignon, sirloin, or hanger steak


3 cloves garlic
1 inch peeled fresh ginger
1/2 small onion
1/2 an Asian pear or 1 bosc pear
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon pepper


Dipping Sauce:
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Small garlic clove, run through press or finely minced
(about 1/2 of teaspoon)


toasted sesame seeds & chopped scallion to garnish

  1. Blend the marinade ingredients together in a food processor or high-speed blender until everything is pureed and well blended. Place in a freezer bag.
  2. Cut the steak into 1 inch cubes and place in the marinade. Marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. To make the dipping sauce, place the mayonnaise in a bow and whisk in the sriracha, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Whisk till well combined. Can be made up to 3 days ahead.
  4. Thread the steak onto wet skewers that have been soaked in water for 1 hour.
  5. Sear the skewers in a skillet or on a hot grill till caramelized and golden on each side (about 3 minutes per side for medium rare)
  6. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped scallion and serve with dipping sauce.