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Barbacoa Sliders


We recently entered a challenge from Del Real Foods to use one or more of their ingredients in a creative and easy to make recipe. Our Barbacoa Sliders take the Del Real Barbacoa Beef to a whole new level. Our friend Huyen from Serial Catering helped us create this delicious food.

We start by thinly slicing an onion and heating a saute pan with a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. When the pan is hot add the onions and season with salt, pepper and two tablespoons of brown sugar. Toss the onions with the seasonings and when they start to brown, about 5-6 minutes, add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. Continue sauteing until they are well caramelized, 10 more minutes.


While the onions are cooking, heat the Barbacoa Beef according to the directions. When the meat is done resting, shred it with a fork to break up large pieces. Next add 1 cup of Mayonnaise and 1 bunch of Cilantro to a food processor. Season with salt and pepper and pulse until the Cilantro is incorporated into the Mayonnaise.

Wipe out the saute pan from our onions and reheat over medium with a little oil. Carefully crack a Quail Egg into the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes for a perfect sunny-side-up egg. If you’re having trouble with the Quail Egg shells, use a pairing knife to carefully cut off the top of the eggs before pouring them into the pan. When the egg is cooked, slide it onto a plate to rest. The last thing before plating is to lightly toast the cut side of our Hawaiian Sweet Rolls with a little oil in the same saute pan. When the rolls are golden brown it’s time to plate.

Assembling the sliders starts by coating each half of the toasted roll with the Cilantro-Mayonnaise. Then top with a portion of the Barbacoa Beef, a little caramelized onion, and one Quail Egg. There you have it, a delicious slider that you can make in 20 minutes, and will impress any guests! Be sure to check out our entry at: Blogger Recipe Challenge and vote for Pinn’s Plate!1

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Del Real Foods Barbacoa Beef
  • Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1 large Yellow Onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Quail Eggs (can be found in Asian markets)
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro

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