After I got off work I still had to go grocery shopping, so I didn’t get home until late and really had no desire to cook anything fancy. So I made these sliders, they take about 5 minutes to throw together and that makes it the perfect I-DON’T-FEEL-LIKE-MAKING-ANYTHING meal. This is actually Rubens recipe, he came up with it last summer when we went over to a friends house for a BBQ and it was a really big hit with everyone! Its my go to slider recipe. Since we don’t have a BBQ I fry these in a pan. Don’t be fooled by the short ingredient list, these sliders are very tasty!
Yield: 13 Patties
- 2 pounds 100% organic grass-fed ground beef
- 16 garlic cloves minced
- 5 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- Place ground beef in a bowl and add all the ingredients except for the salt, pepper, and coconut oil. Using your hands mix the ingredients together, making sure its evenly incorporated into the meat. Don’t overwork the beef, or else it will become tuff and dry.
- Roll beef into a ball the size of a baseball and than flatten into a patty. Using your thumb push into the middle of the patty, to keep the patty from ballooning while cooking. Evenly coat the outside of the patty with salt and pepper, and place it on a plate. (Make sure you put a decent coating of the salt and pepper outside of the patty since no salt is added to the inside of the patty.)
- Heat a cast iron pan on high and add the coconut oil. Add patties and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until you have a nice brown crust on the patty.
We love eating the patties with sweet potato fries and a salad. But I already had baked sweet potato in the fridge so we just ate it with leftover cold sweet potato ( BTW cold sweet potato is the bomb!)
You can also add thinly sliced mushrooms and onions to the pan once the patties are done and saute them using the leftover fat from the patties and serve it on top of the sliders.