Safeway Launches Signature SELECT Kobe Ground Beef | French Onion Kobe Beef Slider Recipe

Signature select Kobe Beef Burgers

Signature SELECT Kobe Ground Beef

New at Safeway, you’ll find Signature SELECT American-Style Kobe Ground Beef available in the meat department.   The new American Style Kobe Waygu ground beef is sourced from a Colorado ranch and is made up of 50% Angus and 50% Wagyu Cattle.

Perfect for the beef lover in your household, this new Kobe waygu beef makes excellent burgers and is known for its gorgeous marbling throughout, which lends to a super flavorful and juicy burger.

What Makes Kobe Ground Beef Special?

Kobe Beef is is a variety of Japanese beef from the Tajima strain of Japanese Black cattle, raised in Japan’s Hyōgo Prefecture according to rules set out by the Kobe Beef Marketing and Distribution Promotion Association. The meat is a delicacy, valued for its flavor, tenderness, and fatty, well-marbled texture.  

Wagyu beef marbling is also better tasting. Wagyu fat melts at a lower temperature than any other cattle’s, resulting in a rich, buttery flavor unseen in other strains of beef.

The Safeway brand of American-style Kobe beef is 50% Angus and 50% Waygu beef, so you get great flavor and texture in the waygu ground beef




Recipe for Kobe Ground Beef French Onion Sliders

I picked up some American Style Kobe Ground Beef from Safeway and made French Onion Sliders with roasted skinny French fries for my family.   The burgers were delicious and super juicy and beefy.  

I believe the meat is about 85% lean – it doesn’t say on the packaging, but I did get a fair amount of shrinkage in the burgers when I made them.  The next time burgers are on the menu at your house, be sure to pick up the new Signature SELECT American-Style Kobe Ground Beef available exclusively at Safeway. 

You can also use the Kobe ground beef for meatballs, meatloaf, or tacos or any recipe that calls for ground beef.  

Ingredients in waygu ground beef sliders:

  • American-style Kobe ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • butter
  • dry sherry
  • salt and pepper
  • Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • sandwich buns


How to Make Kobe Beef Sliders

Start by carmelizing the onions.  Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add the sliced onions to the skillet.  Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring frequently.   Add the sherry at the end and let the liquid evaporate.  The sherry adds a unique French onion flavor to the caramelized onions.  

While the onions are cooking, prepare the beef patties by forming 4 patties and seasoning with salt, pepper, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. 

Cook the burgers in a skillet over medium-high heat until they are cooked to about 160 degrees internal temperature. 

Top with the caramelized onions, some grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese, and enjoy. 

I served with homemade roasted French fries that I thinly sliced, tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano, and roasted for 30 minutes while the onions were caramelizing. 

The fries were the perfect addition to the French onion burgers!


What to Serve with Kobe Beef Sliders


Kobe Beef Burgers

French Onion Kobe Beef Sliders

Juicy Kobe Beef burgers topped with caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese, these French Onion Beef Sliders made with Signature SELECT American-Style Kobe Ground Beef are a family favorite!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Onion Burgers, kobe beef sliders, recipe for waygu ground beef
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Eva Fry


  • 1 pound Signature SELECT ground Kobe beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, sliced into 1/8-inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 3 ounces Gruyere or Swiss cheese, grated
  • 4 sandwich rolls lightly toasted
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • For the onions: In a large non-stick skillet, heat butter over medium heat, add the onions, a pinch of salt and pepper and stir well.  Cook for 25 to 30 minutes until onions are soft and caramelized.  Add the dry sherry at the end and simmer until liquid evaporates.
  • For the burgers: Add Worcestershire sauce and ground beef to a large bowl. Gently form the beef into 4 equal patties.   Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the onions from the skillet and heat the skillet to medium high heat.  Add the burger patties and cook, flipping until browned on both sides to 160 degrees internal temperature.
  • Reduce the heat to low and divide the onions evenly over the burgers. Top with the grated cheese and cover the skillet to cook 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Transfer to the toasted buns or rolls and enjoy.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg


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3 thoughts on “Safeway Launches Signature SELECT Kobe Ground Beef | French Onion Kobe Beef Slider Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    These sliders are delicious! Love the combination of caramelized onions and Gruyere. The waygu beef is great as well!

  2. This article is somewhat misleading. You give the definition of Kobe beef and then go on to talk about Safeway’s Kobe beef as if it is the same thing. Even if that ranch was raising 100% full blood tajima strain wagyu, it cannot be Kobe! It is not raised in hyogo prefecture. I wonder if you could actually get sued for mislabeling your product as something it isn’t. Can’t you call it wagyu. 50% wagyu? What ranch exactly does this beef come from?

    1. Hi Scott, Thanks for reading! I state in the first paragraph that the Safeway American-style Kobe Beef is 50% Angus and 50% Wagyu Cattle Beef. I’m not privy to which ranch this comes from, I was only told by the Safeway Meat Sales Manager it comes from a Colorado ranch. I do know other cuts of Angus beef sold at Safeway are from the Bledsoe Ranch, but I can’t say they have the Wagyu/Angus Cattle there for sure.

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