Are you ready for some football? Yes…it’s game time again, and I’ve created some tasty football friendly sliders just in time for tonight’s showdown!
Don’t forget, as soon as you take the buns off the pan, spread lots of mayonnaise and mustard so it’s melts into the bun. And don’t skimp on the cheese people!
Kickoff Pork Fat Sliders with Caramelized Shallots and Mushrooms
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 sliders
1 lb ground pork
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons creole seasoning
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
pinch of crushed red pepper
8 ounces, mushrooms, sliced
1 cup shallot, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
extra virgin olive oil
Sargento Cheese, sliced
Hellmann’s/Best Foods Mayonnaise
sliced grape tomatoes
Mix seasoning blend together, reserve 1 teaspoon for vegetables and set aside.
Heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, add mushrooms and shallots, season with 1 teaspoon of seasoning blend, mix well and saute for about 5-7 minutes.
Add meat to a medium bowl, add all the spice blend, minus 1 teaspoonful to season top of burger. Add 1/4 cup cold water to meat and mix well. Form into 6 round balls and flatten slightly.
Heat a cast iron pot over medium heat, add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, place burgers into pan, season top with 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning blend, cook 4-5 minutes per side, making sure to season with remaining seasoning on other side when you flip the burger.
Top with cheese, allow to melt about 1 minute, remove from heat and assemble burgers.
To toast buns, add about 2 tablespoons of butter to skillet over medium heat, add buns, baste top of buns, sprinkle sesame seeds on top and toast buns for about 1-2 minutes.
Remove removing buns from pan, immediately coat with mayonnaise and mustard. Top with burger, caramelized mushrooms and shallots, and a piece of tomato. Enjoy!