I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sliders

These make for a pretty good appetizer or even for dinner. If you are having a party for teens, or a football party these will be a hit.



SLIDERS
(makes 20-24)

Ingredients:
*2 pounds ground beef
*1 teaspoon garlic powder
*1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
*1 envelope onion soup mix
*1/2 cup mayonnaise
*2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
*24 mini-hambuger buns or dinner rolls
* 1/2 cup hamburger dill pickles (optional)

Directions:
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~In a large bowl mix, ground beef, garlic powder, seasoned pepper, onion soup mix.
~Cook in a large skillet, over medium-high heat, until no longer pink. Crumble up while cooking.
~Remove from heat and drain any excess grease.
~Stir in mayonnaise and cheese into beef mixture. Do not return to burger.
~Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with a cooking spray.
~Lay the bottoms of the rolls on the aluminum lined cookie sheet.
~Spread beef & cheese mixture on the bottom half of each roll.
~Cover with tops of rolls.
~Cover the rolls with another sheet of aluminum foil, sprayed with cooking spray.
~Bake for 30 minutes.
~Serve with pickles if desired.

Variations:
-substitute mayonnaise for chipotle mayonnaise.
-add 1 teaspoon to mayo before adding to beef.
-add 1/4 cup onions to beef mixture before cooking it.
-add bacon, crumbled & cooked

Vegetarian:
-Cut recipes in half. Substitute beef for 1 bag of bocca crumbles. Mix everything together (minus rolls) and cook long enough just to heat through and cheese melts. Cook in oven as directed.

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