Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sliders

My friend Leslie recently shared this Pampered Chef recipe with me and I just had to make it on Super Bowl Sunday. These are the cutest (food can be cute, right?!?) sliders and they go fast!
Sliders
1 medium onion (about 1 cup finely chopped)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 lb 90% lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp salt
6 slices American cheese
8 hot dog buns
24 hamburger dill pickle slices
Preheat oven to 450 and finely chop the onion and parsley. If you don't have a food chopper, you NEED one!! I feel as strongly about the food chopper as I do my garlic press...can't cook without them!
Combine beef, onion, parsley, garlic, and salt and mix well. Press beef mixture evenly over bottom of large pan. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until beef is no longer pink.
Meanwhile, cut cheese into quarters; set aside. Trim about 1/4 in off end of each hot dog bun, then slice buns into thirds for a total of 24 square mini buns; set aside.
Remove mean from oven and pour off juices if necessary. Cut beef mixture into 24 squares. (The beef will shrink up a bit, so you have plenty of room.) Top each burger with one pickle and one piece of cheese. Place one bun top onto each burger; top with with one bun bottom. Cover with foil and bake 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and buns are warm.
To serve, place the bun bottom under the meat square.
See, food can definitely be cute! Yummy too! :)
Enjoy!
(Side note: I thought Hudson was going to devour these because he loves hamburgers, but once he caught sight of the parsley and onions in the meat, he wasn't having any part of it. I think they would be just as good if you seasoned them like you would normal hamburger meat and then had extra toppings...if you are making for picky kiddos!)

8 comments:

  1. We made these tonight. I tried grilling the buns before cutting them in thirds instead of baking them while the cheese melted and they were awesome. So glad you shared this recipe!

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  2. Can't wait to try these tonight! What brand food chopper and garlic press do you use?

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  3. Carrie...I have the Pampered Chef food chopper and garlic press...they are AWESOME!! I have had them for around 8 years I think and use them both all the time. I used the garlic press for dinner tonight actually! Hope you like the sliders! :)

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  4. The sliders were wonderful tonight! Thank you for the recommendation on the chopper and press. I'll have to order them! :)

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  5. Oh, I'm so glad you liked them!!

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  6. my mom has a chopper and it doesn't sound like its very much fun, i just came across something today that has gotten rave reviews: Vidalia Chop Wizard...its an as seen on tv product, its at bed bath and beyond for $20 and i'm really thinking of buying it. its supposed to make chopping everything easier and the bottom doubles as a measuring cup.

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=14556052

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  7. Catie...let me know if you get the chop Wizard...I'd love to know what you think!

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