Costco has got their quality meats game on point, with a ton of authentic Japanese wagyu up for sale on their website. But if you’re not looking to spend the big bucks and get a higher-end piece of beef, you can do that now as well. The wholesale chain is about to start selling American kobe beef sliders in meal kit form, and at a pretty good bargain, to boot.
Photo courtesy of Hak’s
Each kit, made by food producer Hak’s, comes with everything you need to make a half dozen gourmet Kobe beef sliders, easily enough to feed 2-3 people. The ingredients include the American Kobe patties, organic American cheese, onions to caramelize, mustard aioli, and sweet potato fries. The final cost is $16.99 for the entire set, which translates to $6-$8 per person depending on how many sliders you get.
Compared to the Kobe sliders you can find in restaurants AND the raw meat itself, Costco’s new sliders meal kit is an absolute steal. On it’s own, ground American Kobe beef can cost just over 20 bucks a pound. At a restaurant, a set of 2-3 sliders is in the $10-$15 price range, and Kobe burgers have been sold for as much as $30. So while the meal kit may still be a bit pricey compared to grocery stores, for Kobe beef, it’s a solid deal.
The Kobe slider kits will be sold in Costcos in the Los Angeles and Orange County area beginning on Friday, September 21. They’re a limited-time drop, leaving stores in the first week of November, but there’s always potential for them to return at even more Costco locations in the future.