Thursday, June 7, 2018

Marlee Rae's Killer Eats breaks down its slider-centric menu

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Earlier this week, while we talked about how their food truck came to be, Marlee Rae's Killer Food owners Tiffany and Chris Countryman invited us out to check out their menu, gratis. So to be clear, this is a preview, not a review.
Chris, whose kitchen experience goes back to when he was 15, designs everything on the menu, and aside from the buns, everything's made in house. That means they can get a coarser grind on those 80/20 brisket/short rib/sirloin patties that appear on four of their five sliders — the intent is a patty with a more steak-like chew. He also makes their veg option black bean patties, which we didn't sample, using quick-cooking oats instead of bread crumbs for a binding option that adds a little more texture. Their sliders come with bagged chips or a house-made side — we came on street corn mac & cheese day.

The truck's sauces are homemade as well. Tiffany noted that their beer cheese is made from beer from whatever brewery they're at (or, if they're not at a brewery, usually Rocky Mountain Brewery's Brunette). But they also make their own ketchup, using fresh grape tomatoes instead of more typical canned tomatoes. It has a little texture, and the grape tomatoes' freshness reads besides. Further, the sweet whiskey glaze for their whiskey barrel slider is made with Jameson, and Chris hopes to bottle and sell it somewhere down the line.

For more on what we sampled, check out the slideshow below. You can find Marlee Rae's schedule here.

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