Taco sliders for the win! These tasty sliders are perfect for parties, Super Bowl or just for a fun dinner at home. Quick, easy, tasty & healthy!

Super Bowl is coming up … Are you excited?

I’ve never been much into football until my oldest started playing 4 years ago. He loves it and I have found I love watching him play. I have learned a lot more about football so I understand it much better. I don’t mind watching a little on TV anymore.

Let’s be honest though Super Bowl parties are mostly still all about the food and the commercials.

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I have always loved finger foods, appetizers, hors-d’oeuvres, whatever you want to call them. These taco sliders fit perfectly into this designation of party food for me.

These taste great, they’re easy to make and are a perfect size. One isn’t so filling that you don’t have room for all of the other appetizers being served but it has a little more subsistence to it, which I like. I don’t feel like I’m eating a bunch of junk food.

These tasty sliders are perfect for the big game, get-togethers or to eat all by yourself 😉

Tasty Taco Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (I use panko)
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • pepper jack cheese, sliced
  • prebaked dinner rolls or mini slider buns
  • Optional toppings:
    • tasty sliders slaw (recipe below)
    • sour cream
    • avocado
    • salsa
    • lettuce
    • thinly sliced red onion

Directions:

In a large bowl combine beef, salsa and bread crumbs. Be careful not to overwork the meat, otherwise, it gets tough. I find using my hands works best to fold in the ingredients. If you have an aversion to touching raw meat I recommend you use gloves like these.

After everything is mixed in you will want to form patties. You will want to form the patties to be a little larger than the bun to allow for shrinkage so they are a perfect size. I also like to push my thumb into the center of the patty, giving a small indent (at least half as thick as the patty). This helps the patty to cook flat instead of bubbling up in the middle.

Fry in a skillet, bake or grill until cooked to the desired temperature. These do seem to cook faster than a regular sized hamburger so be aware of that.

Top burgers with pepper jack cheese and cover with a lid (or return to oven/grill) long enough for the cheese to melt.

Assemble your tasty sliders, adding Tex-Mex style toppings vs. traditional condiments.

Tips for your Taco Sliders:

  • If you’re going to a tailgating party mix up the meat beforehand or even form into patties, cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to grill at the big game.
  • Potluck style – grill patties before going but keep them warm in a roasting oven (without the buns on). Bring the fixin’s and let them assemble the burgers how they want – like a salad bar or “topping bar”
  • Going low carb? These are also a great wrap since they are not huge. You could also turn them into a salad like my Turkey Burger Salad.

Tasty Sliders Slaw

Ingredients:

  • 10 – 12 oz coleslaw mix
  • 2 green onions, sliced (white & green part)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp hot sauce (I like Cholula)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

This is a simple, straightforward dish. Add all ingredients together, stir until mixed well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. I like to use this zester for citrus fruits (it also works great on hard cheeses like Parmesan).

 

If you need some more recipes for the big game check out the recipes below that are perfect for your next get together or tailgating party.

 

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