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bbqpulledporkslidersThe only thing better than a big juicy burger is a little juicy burger. Mini burgers, dubbed sliders, are all the food rage today because they “slide” right down your throat in a delightfully delicious way.

Sliders seem to have invaded lots of party menus lately. They are easier to eat because of their bite size goodness and they seem to be mysteriously better tasting too. They'll satisfy the appetites of all ages.

These delicious sliders are the perfect size to hold. Three make a meal but a whole tray full make perfect party hors d’ oeuvres.

Variety is the spice of life with these little treats, and whether you choose to load them with BBQ pulled pork, buffalo chicken, meatballs or jalapeno pepper stuffed burgers, there is more than “meats” the eye.

So simply sizzle up some delectably scrumptious sliders today and give yourself and your friends a chance to enjoy a different twist on an old favorite. Sliders with style!

Basic Sliders
Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Dinner Rolls     or Whole Wheat Rolls
lean ground beef
cheese slices
tomato slices
lettuce
ketchup & mustard
Bake rolls following directions on package. Shape beef into 3 to 4-inch patties. Grill patties and top with cheese. Split rolls and fill with meat, tomato, lettuce, ketchup and mustard.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Dinner Rolls      or Whole Wheat Rolls
prepared or homemade BBQ pulled pork
prepared or homemade coleslaw
Bake rolls following directions on package. Let cool. Split rolls and fill with warm pork. Top with coleslaw and serve.

Meatball Sliders
Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Crusty Rolls     or Sourdough Rolls
prepared or homemade meatballs
marinara sauce
fresh Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced
fresh basil leaves
Bake rolls following directions on package. Let cool. Split rolls and fill with marinara sauce, meatballs, cheese and basil.

Pepper Popper Sliders
Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Crusty Rolls    or Sourdough Rolls
3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds lean ground beef
6 slices pepper Jack cheese
6 tomato slices
6 lettuce leaves
prepared guacamole
Bake rolls following directions on package. In a small bowl, combine peppers, bacon and cream cheese. Mix well. In a large bowl, combine garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over garlic mixture and mix well. Shape into twelve 3 to 4-inch patties. Spoon pepper mixture onto center of six patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal. Grill burgers and top with cheese. Split rolls and fill with burgers, tomato, lettuce and guacamole.

Southwest Veggie Sliders
6 Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Whole Wheat Rolls, baked    according to directions on package
Veggie Patties:
15 ounce can black beans, drained    & rinsed thoroughly
4 ounce can diced green chilies
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 egg white
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
Slaw:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red or green pepper, finely chopped
1/2 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Sauce:
1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 large avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Toppings:
cilantro
pepper jack cheese
Veggie Patties:
Mash black beans, with a fork, in a medium size bowl. Stir in chilies, bread crumbs, paprika, garlic and egg white. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and form into patties. Season with salt & pepper and cook in olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until nicely browned on both sides.
Slaw:
Saute all ingredients in olive oil over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until tender.
Sauce:
Mix sour cream and mashed avocado in a small bowl until smooth. Add lime juice. Slice baked rolls in half. Lightly toast roll halves in oven. Place patties on toasted buns and top with cheese, slaw, sauce and cilantro.

Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Crusty Rolls     or Sourdough Rolls
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Frank’s red hot sauce
½ cup melted butter or margarine
bleu cheese dressing
lettuce
Bake rolls following directions on package. Flatten chicken breasts slightly and grill. Combine hot sauce and butter and mix well. Cut chicken to fit rolls. Coat both sides of chicken with sauce. Split rolls and fill with chicken, dressing and lettuce.

Chicken Salad Sliders
Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Soft Dinner Rolls,     or Whole Wheat Rolls
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup diced celery
1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained well
1 teaspoon tarragon
½ cup slivered almonds, toasted
lettuce
Bake rolls following directions on package. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. In a larger bowl, toss with chicken, celery, pineapple, tarragon and almonds. Split rolls and fill with chicken salad and lettuce.


 

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