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Apr 19, 2012

Homemade Sliders

Do you make sliders?  I love to make them just to have on hand. I try to follow the Paleo diet and one of the key hints is to have emergency protein on hand whenever possible. Emergency protein is any meat that is ready to be eaten - so that you can quickly put together a healthy meal or snack instead of reaching for the potato chip bag.



Here is my version.


I start by finely chopping some vegetables - always mushrooms, plus this time I added leeks and carrots - and frying them in coconut oil. You can include any vegetable you want though - I also like sweet peppers, onions or spinach. I've read that cooked mushrooms will help your patties stay together without adding bread crumbs. I don't know if they really are helping, but it's worked out so far. Plus I love mushrooms. Love. I eat them every day. I usually add some garlic powder and salt to the vegetables while they're in the pan.


While the vegetables are cooking I get my ground beef (or pork, or turkey, or lamb, whatever you want to use) ready in a bowl and sprinkle it with dried minced onion. I then add the cooked vegetables (and according to the photo I also added some minced raw onion) to the meat and mix it thoroughly.



I add an egg -


then some spices  - Steakhouse Pepper, chili powder, and Sweet Chili sauce - 


and mix them all together.

I take a small handful of the meat mixture, roll it into a ball and add it to the hot frying pan. I use the same one I just cooked the vegetables in - I don't even wash it. Gotta get every bit of that flavour, right? I use the spatula to flatten the patty when it first goes into the pan. Don't press down on your patties after you've flipped them or you'll lose the moisture.


Fry them until they are nicely browned on each side and then transfer them to a plate or storage container, using a papertowel to blot the excess grease if you want.


The thing I like about making sliders is that you can have as few or as many as you want. Sometimes when I get home from work I'll pop just one in my mouth to get me through until dinner is ready.






What's your variation on the recipe?


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I'm linking up here this week!

42 comments:

Four Sisters said...

Yes we love sliders! Thanks for sharing at Beautify it Monday, we hope you'll be back next week!

Becky said...

Delish! Please link up to Foodie Friday and visit Facebook Friday

Rachel said...

That's a great tip - to have something ready to eat that's good for you. The sliders look yummy.   Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

These look AMAZING! 

Mixed Kreations said...

Yummy! This look really good. This is a terrific idea for keeping a healthy snack or meal on hand. I know I don't eat enough protein. I like veggies more. I am going to make me some of these to keep on hand. I love things that I can make up in advance. Thanks for sharing.
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Earth2body said...

Ooh! We just found you through twosasters.com TGIF #17. We can't wait to try out some of your recipes. PS, we just followed on Linky and would LOVE a follow back too.  ;-)
wendy & lisa
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2yellowbirdsdecor said...

Those look amazing! YUM!! I am going to need to try these soon! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Katie goldsworthy said...

Definitly want to make these this week! I love how they include the vegetables!

Thanks for sharing!
--Katie

lfrank1018 said...

These sound yummy! My hubby likes things plain jane and I can't stand it! I am so making these and he can deal with the awesome flavor!! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

Verymerryvintagesytle said...

These sound really good. I'm amazed at all the healthy ingredients you have packed in them. Thanks so much for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style.
Mary

BarbSteadman said...

Healthy & they taste amazing!

BarbSteadman said...

Ha! Love it!

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Thanks!

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Thank you!

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Thank you!

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Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

It's the only thing that keeps me out of the chips!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you for hosting!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you try them out!

BarbSteadman said...

Let me know how they turn out!

Alyssa A said...

These sliders look really good. I like how there are vegetables in them.  Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday and I hope to see you there next week!

Amyregis895 said...

These look so good! Thanks for linking up  last week at Whimsy Wednesday!
Amy@homehappyhome

Kadie Arrington said...

These look like the perfect size for little hands.  I love that you put veggies in them!  Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Carrie said...

Sound delicious! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Have a fabulous week!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks for hosting!

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Thank you for hosting!

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Thank you!

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Thank you!

Countrymommacooks said...

Thanks for linking up this great recipe @CountryMommaCooks link and great party.  Hope to see you again tomorrow:)

Dwell on Joy said...

These look so good! I love the emergency meat concept! My boys are always saying "we haven't had enough protein today!". These would be a nice relief from meatballs :) Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Joy!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you for hosting!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

These look awesome!

Elizabeth Olson said...

These look great! I love sliders! Thank you so much for linking up to Made With Love at Sew Chatty today! Have a great week!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks!

Laura said...

They look sooo good, going to have to try these ones, thank you :)

Danni Baird said...

Looks tasty too me! Love the idea of lots of veggies in them!

Mindy said...

These look so tasty:)  Thanks for sharing!!  Hope you enjoy your Thursday!!!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you, you too!

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