A Different Twist On Sliders

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The only thing better than a big juicy burger is a little juicy burger. Mini burgers, dubbed sliders, are all the food rage today because they “slide” right down your throat in a delightfully delicious way.

Sliders seem to have invaded lots of party menus lately. They are easier to eat because of their bite size goodness and they seem to be mysteriously better tasting too. They’ll satisfy the appetites of all ages.

These delicious sliders are the perfect size to hold. Three make a meal but a whole tray full make perfect party hors d’oeuvres.

Variety is the spice of life with these little treats, and whether you choose to load them with barbecued pulled pork, buffalo chicken, meatballs or jalapeno pepper stuffed burgers, there is more than “meats” the eye.

So simply sizzle up some delectably scrumptious sliders today and give yourself and your friends a chance to enjoy a different twist on an old favorite. Sliders with style!

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Basic Slider

Basic Sliders

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Dinner Rolls or Whole Wheat Rolls

lean ground beef

cheese slices

tomato slices

lettuce

ketchup and mustard

Bake rolls following directions on package. Shape beef into 3- to 4-inch patties. Grill patties and top with cheese. Split rolls and fill with meat, tomato, lettuce, ketchup and mustard.

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BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Dinner Rolls or Whole Wheat Rolls

prepared or homemade barbecued pulled pork

prepared or homemade coleslaw

Bake rolls following directions on package. Let cool. Split rolls and fill with warm pork. Top with coleslaw and serve.

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Meatball Sliders

Meatball Sliders

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Crusty Rolls or Sourdough Rolls

prepared or homemade meatballs

marinara sauce

fresh Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced

fresh basil leaves

Bake rolls following directions on package. Let cool. Split rolls and fill with marinara sauce, meatballs, cheese and basil.

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Pepper Popper Sliders

Pepper Popper Sliders

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Crusty Rolls or Sourdough Rolls

3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 pounds lean ground beef

6 slices pepper jack cheese

6 tomato slices

6 lettuce leaves

prepared guacamole

Bake rolls following directions on package. In a small bowl, combine peppers, bacon and cream cheese. Mix well. In a large bowl, combine garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over garlic mixture and mix well. Shape into 12, 3- to 4-inch patties. Spoon pepper mixture onto center of six patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal. Grill burgers and top with cheese. Split rolls and fill with burgers, tomato, lettuce and guacamole.

Southwest Veggie Sliders

6 Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Whole Wheat Rolls, baked according to directions on package

Veggie Patties:

15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed thoroughly

4-ounce can diced green chiles

3/4 cup bread crumbs

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 egg white

salt and pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

Slaw:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 red or green pepper, finely chopped

1/2 large yellow onion, finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Sauce:

1/3 cup low-fat sour cream

1/2 large avocado, mashed

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Toppings:

cilantro

pepper jack cheese

Veggie Patties:

Mash black beans, with a fork, in a medium size bowl. Stir in chiles, bread crumbs, paprika, garlic and egg white. Divide mixture into six equal portions and form into patties. Season with salt and pepper and cook in olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until nicely browned on both sides.

Slaw:

Saute all ingredients in olive oil over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until tender.

Sauce:

Mix sour cream and mashed avocado in a small bowl until smooth. Add lime juice. Slice baked rolls in half. Lightly toast roll halves in oven. Place patties on toasted buns and top with cheese, slaw, sauce and cilantro.

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Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Crusty Rolls or Sourdough Rolls

boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup Frank’s red hot sauce

1/2 cup melted butter or margarine

bleu cheese dressing

lettuce

Bake rolls following directions on package. Flatten chicken breasts slightly and grill. Combine hot sauce and butter and mix well. Cut chicken to fit rolls. Coat both sides of chicken with sauce. Split rolls and fill with chicken, dressing and lettuce.

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Chicken Salad Sliders

Chicken Salad Sliders

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Dinner Rolls, or Whole Wheat Rolls

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

3 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken

1 cup diced celery

1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained well

1 teaspoon tarragon

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

lettuce

Bake rolls following directions on package. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. In a larger bowl, toss with chicken, celery, pineapple, tarragon and almonds. Split rolls and fill with chicken salad and lettuce.

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