Raspberry BBQ Sliders

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#driscolls Raspberry #BBQ Sliders with tender, juicy shredded beef served on delicious #Alexia Sweet Potato Rolls ohsweetbasil.com

 

I adore Driscoll’s berries. It’s kind of like the kid that just can’t resist the marshmallow, I cannot resist berries, especially their’s. I love that they are delicious for breakfast, like these breakfast parfaits,  lunch, like this raspberry teriyaki chicken salad (which works great with the Countdown to a Better You in case you’ve joined me), dinner like this raspberry BBQ slider or dessert, these lemon strawberry shortcake(one of my very favorite desserts), or this lemon curd trifle. Berries are kind of my life. I wish I lived right by Driscoll farms and we could take the whole family on an adventure. Seriously, I love them.

 

#driscolls Raspberry #BBQ Sliders with tender, juicy shredded beef served on delicious #Alexia Sweet Potato Rolls ohsweetbasil.com

 

So, I was at Costco the other day, the place where you head in for a short (or long) list and come out spending 5 times more than you planed and no longer in need of lunch due to the wide variety of samples you and the family just devoured, and I noticed a ton of big, huge raspberries. The kind that I have not seen since moving away from Washington. I knew I had to buy them. So checked out and I headed to one last store which is where I discovered Alexia’s Sweet Potato frozen rolls. WHAAAAT? Obviously I had to have those too. I love rolls. I mean, who doesn’t, and Alexia products are a big time winner in our house, mostly because how stinking delicious they are, but they are better than many frozen foods too. WAHOO!

 

#driscolls Raspberry #BBQ Sliders with tender, juicy shredded beef served on delicious #Alexia Sweet Potato Rolls ohsweetbasil.com

 

So I get home with 2 unexpected items (note, I was only at Costco to pick up photos, how I ended up in produce is beyond me. Ok, and I got avocados too. Gosh!) and in order to convince myself that I really needed them I decided that I had better figure out a recipe that used both. We had just had our favorite Shredded Beef the night before, so I knew I could go with sliders. What I didn’t know was that they were going to be the bomb diggity…

 

 

There’s no reason to use the slaw if you’d rather have lettuce, or even cheese, but we personally think it enhances the flavor, a little crunchy tartness to go with a sweet and tangy slider is perfection at our house. And don’t even worry about those berries either. As they heat up in the sauce they begin to break down so you just have to sit back and watch it all go down.

Raspberry BBQ Sliders

Raspberry BBQ Sliders

Ingredients:

Shredded Beef 
Alexia Frozen Sweet Potato Rolls

For the Raspberry BBQ Sauce

  • 1/3 Cup Driscolls Raspberries
  • 3/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon Vinegar *depending on taste, we use 1/2

Apple Broccoli Slaw

  • 2 Cups Broccoli Slaw (purchased from the store)
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and julienned

Directions:

For the BBQ Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add all of the ingredients for the BBQ sauce and heat to a soft boil, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat down to simmer, and stir occasionally allowing the berries to break down and the sauce flavors to meld together.
  3. Meanwhile, bake the Alexia rolls according to package directions.

For the Slaw

  1. In a medium bowl combine the slaw ingredients right before serving.

To Assemble

If you’re using leftover beef, make sure to slowly reheat it in a 350 degree oven covered with foil for 15 minutes, or in the microwave with a paper towel over the top.

  1. Place a little of the beef on each bun, top with a tablespoon or more of the BBQ sauce and a spoonful of slaw.

Enjoy!

Leftover BBQ sauce can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

 

 

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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37 comments on “Raspberry BBQ Sliders”

  1. I don’t want to go to the store today but I do have frozen raspberries, think that would be okay? Does it end up tasting like BBQ ish or raspberry? Thanks!

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  3. These look amazing! I love that they have raspberries, yum!

  4. Haha Costco will get me in like that all the time! Sometimes I don’t even take a shopping cart to minimize that but then I’m just suffering at the end, holding everything and then dropping it all!

    And dude, Alexia rolls are the BEST! I love them! And these sliders – yeah I need them in my life, stat!

  5. Wow, these are gorgeous 🙂 sliders are always so fun and the flavors you used rock!

  6. OOOOh myyyyy this sounds amazing! I love a sweet barbecue sauce, so this is my jam!

  7. Oh, Carrian… those look absolutely delicious! I could eat half a dozen in one sitting, I think!!

  8. I love fruity bbq sauce and these are calling my name!!

  9. Raspberry and beef. That’s really interesting. I never would have thought of pairing them, though I bet it’s fantastic. Raspberry has enough fruitiness to complement the intense savoriness of the beef without being too sweet. Very cool. Now I’m really looking forward to raspberry season in our garden. Thanks.

  10. Yeah, those are pretty much amazing in every single way!!! Love your photo of them too!!! Your shopping trip sounds like mine…I go in for one thing and come out with a cartload 🙂

  11. I can never wait until berry season finally comes with the spring! Though I’ve never thought to make raspberry bbq sauce….genius idea!

  12. I am so in love with this!! Sweet, salty, savory, meaty – it’s everything all in one!

  13. Those sweet potato rolls look so good – I love that you can see tiny bits of potato in them! Did you get them at Costco too? My husband and I have been debating about a membership there for awhile…but I think it’s time we made the jump!

  14. Mmm. I love the slaw on top.. that is probably the best part 🙂

  15. Holy gorgeous photos! You’re making these and inviting us over, right?!

  16. These are beautiful! I never thought to put berries in the BBQ sauce. LOVE this idea!

  17. I love the raspberry twist on these sliders! So awesome 🙂

  18. These flavors are so intriguing, YUM! I always leave Costco with more than I even intend!

  19. This is GENIUS, lady! I have a whole bag o’ raspberries in my freezer right now that need to be used up so this is perfect timing. Yum!

  20. I’ll take 3 please!

  21. OMG I am in love! Raspberry BBQ sliders! That is so crazy and awesome! Make me want summer though!

  22. I need to take out a second mortgage after a trip to Costco! I absolutely bbq sauces sweetened with fruit! This is wonderful!

    • Haha, I know!!! I mean I think, oh shoot I need TP, I’ll just grab it at Costco so I get more. Then I leave and not only do I have a full cart, but I may as well have bought a whole new dining room set.