#10DaysofTailgate - Saucy Maple Leaf Duck Sliders

Welcome to another action packed day of #10DaysofTailgate - we're approaching the end, and there have been a LOT of great dishes shared over the past week plus! Make sure you take a moment to look back through; you will find TONS of great ideas for your next gathering - whether it's for tailgating, homegating, or any other kind of event hosting. There is something to please everyone in all the fantastic recipes that have been shared!

Today's post features two of the delicious products from our sponsors (you can win your own too - link to the rafflecopter below and make sure to enter!!) El Diablo Mustard (the Mustard that Bites Back) sent me 6 bottles of their spicy and flavorful mustards; these are amazing condiments. I seriously can't say enough about them. I have used them in a bunch of different recipes already and have been very pleased with the flavor and heat they add. This is a terrific product! I also received a package of ground duck from Maple Leaf Farms - and it was awesome to have the chance to work with this. I have NEVER had ground duck before, in fact really I can't remember the last time I had duck at all before working with Maple Leaf Farms. It's just not something you see in the grocery stores, or that I would think to track down on my own. It is a WONDERFUL meat to work with though, and I love having the ground version which you can use in just about any recipe you would traditionally use ground beef or pork in. It has a wonderful flavor and texture, and my husband and son absolutely devoured these burgers, and fought over the leftovers (I think my son snuck one cold before bed time too... they are good; my 12 month old even liked the little pieces of burger I cut up and gave her with her dinner). The mustard / BBQ sauce adds the perfect amount of sweet heat to these; don't skip it! It was the perfect compliment.

We served these sliders on homemade buns and it was a happy food night at our house!

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Saucy Maple Leaf Duck Sliders

1 lb Maple Leaf Farms Ground Duck
1 lb ground beef
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 - 2 TBS El Diablo Chipotle mustard
8 (or more depending on size) buns
Toppings as desired (cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, etc.)

2 TBS BBQ sauce (we love Sweet Baby Rays)
2 TBS El Diablo Chipotle mustard

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl or Tupperware, and set aside (in the refrigerator) to allow flavors to meld while you prepare the burgers.
  2. Combine ground duck, ground beef, salt, pepper, and 1-2 TBS El Diablo Chipotle mustard (add mustard to taste / and texture, the meat mixture shouldn't be overly wet or will be more difficult to handle).
  3. Shape into desired size patties to fit the buns you are using.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium high heat, and cook burgers in batches until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 8 minutes total per batch).
  5. Slather BBQ Mustard Sauce on the top bun and place a burger patty on the bottom bun; add additional toppings as desired and serve hot.

Here's what the rest of the team brought to the table today...

‘Da Bears in ‘Da Blankets by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Philly Cheese Steak Eggrolls by Cooking In Stilettos
Ketchup & Mustard Glazed Meatballs by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Duck Bacon, Pear, Brie Baked Wontons by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Wings by Cheese Curd In Paradise
White Chicken Chili by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Saucy Maple Leaf Duck Sliders by Making Miracles
Three Pepper Burgers by Eliot’s Eats
Chipotle Mustard Pork Chops by The Pajama Chef
Cherry Chipotle Drumsticks by Summer Scraps

Salads in Jars by OnTheMove-In the Galley

Disclaimer: El Diablo and Maple Leaf Farms provided me free samples of their products; all opinions stated are my own.


  1. I LOVE these. Love the duck. Love the chipotle mustard. Great combinations, Rebekah! Thanks for posting with #10DaysofTailgate,

    1. Thanks again for all of your hard work hosting Cam! It's been SO FUN!!

  2. I truly missed the boat not signing up to get the duck! :(

    1. It was a lot of fun to work with - not something we see around here very often, and such a great protein option!

  3. Yum! Duck sliders look delicious! I'll be making these when I order more duck.

  4. Replies
    1. Seems like a mandatory recipe for tailgating - and the duck worked great for burger patties!

  5. Mixing the mustard with BBQ sauce is such a great way to put a spin on burger toppings. Sounds fantastic.

    1. Thanks Lauren - I thought it worked together really well! They were so good!

  6. oh yum! so many good things in one dish.


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