FOOD: American sliders will be all the rage this BBQ season


It’s established itself as the top food trend in the UK over the last few years, with southern styled BBQ, craft beers, and Bourbon all capturing the taste of the nation. Now another hot American culinary creation is about to take centre stage at parties and BBQs up and down the UK.

Sliders, or bite size hamburgers, are already very popular as snacks in restaurants and bars.

Tesco have been quick to recognise this new trend and have launched the UK’s first home slider kit for barbeque lovers the length and breadth of Britain. The kits will offer customers:

  • Luxury British pulled pork marinated in a blend of herbs and spices and a maple chilli sauce then cooked for two and a half hours for fall-apart tenderness
  • 3 finest quality mini steak burgers made with prime cuts of British beef and seasoned with sea salt and black pepper
  • 3 cuts of oak-smoked Cheddar cheese
  • 6 luxury mini brioche rolls

Tesco burger buying manager Sophie Yost said: “Sliders are one of the hottest snacking trends in restaurants, gastro pubs and bars right now but we think customers would love the chance to try them at home, both at BBQs and as luxury snacks or meals for youngsters bringing the restaurant experience into homes for the first time. Not only are they perfect as party food but we think they will be really popular at BBQs this summer.”

The growing popularity of sliders has inspired an annual London foodie contest, the ‘Slider Decider’ in London’s Docklands where top chefs compete to make the ultimate slider.

Last year saw Master Chef’s 2011 winner, Tim Anderson win with his ‘Wasted Away Again in Umcheesoville’, which involved a chuck and chicken liver patty basted in nori-shiitake butter and a three-cheese potato korokke with a Quaver crust.

Tesco’s finest*  Ultimate Slider Kit, which serves two to three people and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, costs £5.


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