I'm one of those people who go to Superbowl parties for the food. Since I don't watch sports, it's really just a day for me to hang out with friends and eat junk food. Not a bad Sunday if I do say so myself. You'll find the typical chips and dips, tacos, and finger foods at our spreads but this year I wanted to put together a little special something. Wanting to still make a dish that was finger-food related, I chose to create Korean bbq beef sliders. These are not your typical sliders. With sauteed kimchi, fresh Asian pear, and quick-pickled radish, these are fancy fusion sliders done right!
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
There are several recipes for Korean bbq beef sliders but this one is particularly special because of all of the toppings.
The beef patties are seasoned similar to how you would marinate bulgogi. It's a little sweet, as are most Korean meats.
Make the quick-pickled radish by dissolving sugar and salt in hot water and vinegar. You can make the radishes the day before as well as the sauteed kimchi.
For the pear, I would stick strictly to Asian pears. Asian pears have higher water content and are crispier than Bartlett or Anjou pears.
If you're making these sliders for a large party, make all of the toppings ahead of time. You can also sear the beef patties and reheat them in the oven later.
Sometimes you're unsure of how the flavors are going to work together but I knew these sliders were going to be a hit. The sweet patties with the salty kimchi, sour radish, savory aioli, and fresh pear are just meant to be. Are these my favorite sliders? It definitely ranks up there!
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