Spicy Beef Sliders from KatiesCucina.com #grilling #recipe #recipesfromtheheart

Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!

Spicy Beef Sliders from KatiesCucina.com #grilling #recipe #recipesfromtheheart

In honor of todays event which also coincidentally falls on father’s day I decided to share what everyone dad loves best… Spicy Beef Sliders!  The majority of the heat can be found not only in the beef patty but also in the spicy sauce that is made to go on the slider. This is a nice twist to the everyday slider.

These spicy beef sliders are also a spicy way to kick cancers butt! I’ve had a few family members whom I’ve lost to this horrible disease; my grandmother and my uncle to name a few. In this day in age, we should have a cure for cancer already–yet we still don’t!  Today’s post is truly dedicated to all those we’ve lost to cancer.


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roasted jalapeno bacon sliders I know what your probably thinking… sliders?  Jalapeño & Bacon sliders? Where is the bacon you might ask? It’s mixed in the ground beef!  That’s where it is at… hidden like diamonds in a mine. Yep, I just went there… I just compared bacon to diamonds.

roasted jalapeno bacon sliders

I was inspired to make these sliders thanks to the abundance of jalapeños I have right now. If you’ve ever grown jalapeño peppers you know that they can be abundant. You’ll have more jalapeños than you’ll ever desire to eat off just one plant. And if you let them sit on the plant longer they turn red just like a bell pepper. The red jalapeño pepper is a tad sweeter than the green.

roasted jalapeno bacon sliders

Source: Katie Original

Roasted Jalapeño & Bacon Sliders

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Yield: 8 individual sliders

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat your grill to high, clean, then place two small jalapeño peppers on the grill and roast for 5-10 minutes, turning a few times to get a good char on it. Remove from the grill, lower the temperature of the grill to low heat.
  2. Place the jalapeño peppers in the refrigerator to cool. While the peppers cool, in a large bowl add lean ground beef, white onions, parsley, season salt, chopped bacon, and garlic. Remove the jalapeño peppers from the refrigerator, remove stem and seeds if you want to keep the heat to a minimum. Finely chop jalapeños and add to the mix bowl. Mix well, but be careful not to over mix. Make 8 meatballs from the mixture. Once you've made the meatballs begin to flatten them down to hamburger patties. Remember, we are making sliders so you want them small. I like to really flatten out the pattie since it tends to bulk up once on the grill.
  3. Place the beef patties on the grill, cook for 3 minutes on each side. During the last minute of cooking add the pepper jack cheese, and add the King's Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls to the grill to give them a light toasting. Remove the patties and sweet rolls from the grill. Assemble in the following order: Bottom of sweet roll, beef pattie, tomato slice, ranch dressing, sweet roll top. Enjoy!
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By far this is our favorite burger to make, and yet we don’t make it often enough… maybe 2-3 times a year. Jon and I ate at Johnny’s Fillin Station here in Orlando a few years and were inspired by some of there burger pairings… this is how the Mexican Burger came to life at our home! On this particular night Jon’s oldest brother, Adam, came over to eat dinner with us. He had never had our (or for that matter any) Mexican style burgers before. He devoured it and was very thankful he decided to come over for dinner that night!
Katie Original Recipe
Mexican Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp of minced jalapeno pepper (you can add another tsp if you really like things spicy)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp of minced white or red onion
  • 1 tbsp strained fresh salsa per burger (this is so the liquid doesn't water down the bread)
  • 1 package of wholly guacamole (or you can make your own)
  • Small handful of Shredded Cheddar for each burger
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked crispy
  • 1 box of Texas Toast Garlic Bread (8 slices in a box)
  • 4 dashes of each spice: McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning, Ground Coriander, Ground Cumin, Chili Powder, Paprika

Directions

  1. Preheat grill and clean.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine meat, jalapeno, onion, garlic and seasonings. Mix until well blended.
  3. Take your hand and make an "X" with the meat. This will help you divide the burgers evenly. Make 4 equal patties in an oval shape (not a circle) so that the patties will fit perfectly on the Texas Toast.
  4. Place the burgers on the grill with a low-medium temperature setting.
  5. Pre-heat and place the Texas Toast in the oven 8 minutes prior to burgers being done. Follow the box for cooking directions.
  6. Once your burger is cooked to your liking (we like them well), pull the burger off the grill.
  7. Lay a slice of Texas Toast on each plate. Then place burger on each piece of toast, followed by shredded cheese, bacon, strained fresh salsa, and guacamole. Place the other slice of Texas Toast on the side of the burger so your family/friends can see the true beauty of this burger!
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Side Suggestions: french fries, chips & salsa, salad


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