For the next ten days, over twenty bloggers will be bringing you enough tasty game-day eats to keep your hungry crew well-fed all season long.
But, let me stop you before you go thinking that these are going to be you standard tailgating fare.
You see, we have a line-up of fun an unique sponsors who have joined us for this event. Not only can you enter to win some of their product, but the bloggers have taken tailgating to a new level by incorporating unique meats, artisan sauces and other quality products that you might not typically find in your game-day spread.
We love the classics, but for the next ten days, we’ll be showing you how to transform those classics into new dishes that will wow your crew.
We were incredibly excited when we found out that Maple Leaf Farms would be joining us for our tailgate.
Duck isn’t something you would typically think of as a a game day meat. That is, until we found out they offer ground duck and duck bacon.
The ground duck has a flavor and texture similar to pork sausage, and is incredibly flavorful without any seasoning what-so-ever. But, we decided to head in an Asian direction with some ginger and the warm spices for Chinese Five Spice powder. A fresh cabbage slaw adds some veggie brightness to the flavors of the slider, creating a combo that was a quick hit with everyone who tasted them.
- 2 c red cabbage
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1 small sweet onion, sliced
- ½ c crushed pineapple with juice
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1lb Maple Leaf Farms Ground Duck
- 2 ½ tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
- 8 slider buns (We used French bread rolls.)
- Place the cabbage, carrots, onions and pineapple in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger until combined. Pour sauce over veggies, and stir until coated.
- Set aside. (This can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
- In a medium bowl, mix together ground duck, Five Spice powder, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Form 2 Tbsp of the duck mixture into a patty, roughly 2½ - 3 inches in diameter. Place patties onto the hot skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until the color of the meat has changed and the patty is firm. Remove from heat and continue with the remaining duck mixture.
- To form the sliders, place one patty in each bun and top with the Honey Ginger Slaw.
DISCLOSURE: We received samples of Maple Leaf Farms Duck that we used in this recipe. We were not compensated for our time. As always, all opinions are our own.
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