Thanksgiving 2017 is officially out of control. First, there was the invisible pumpkin pie. Then, there was the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey. Now, there are “sliders” made of brussels sprouts and tempeh, and we’re ready to burn this holiday to the damn ground.
The New York Times — arbiter of such “creative” recipes as Green Pea Guacamole — has really outdone itself this time. They have taken sliders (y’know, tiny burgers made out of tiny burger meat, enjoyed by tiny burger-loving carnivores the world ‘round), and made them vegetarian. The “buns” are made of roasted brussels sprouts, the “meat” is made out of tempeh, and the “recipe” is made out of PURE SACRILEGE.
Fortunately, we are not the only ones to see these brussels sprouts sliders for what they really are. Twitter has taken the Times to task for bastardizing the mini burgers… especially since they’re being marketed as appetizers for a holiday that’s built around meat. Here are some of the best reactions:
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