Thursday, September 24, 2009

Superbowl Snack Throwdown: Fiesta Sliders

The third week of the Superbowl Snack Throwdown brought us cheese as a secret ingredient. Please make sure you head over to HighLowAha to vote for your favorite snack, as well as the next ingredient! The last two weeks have been VERY close, so every vote counts.

At first I was excited about cheese because the possibilities are endless. But on the flip side, the possibilities are endless - I had so many ideas and it was hard to narrow them down. I ended up channeling a burger I've had for awhile and turning them into a bite-sized snack: the Fiesta Slider.

These little treats came out even better than I expected. They are so versatile and anyone can adapt them to their own tastes and preferences. They were juicy and flavorful, and they vanished in no time!

  • 1 lb ground meat (I used turkey, but beef would be great)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 160z jar salsa, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • Breadcrumbs, unseasoned, as needed
  • Optional add-ins: cilantro, onion, tomato, olives, etc
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, tomato, lettuce, etc
  • 12 slider rolls

Preheat grill or grill pan; spray with cooking spray.

Combine meat, taco seasoning, approximately 1/4 to 1/2 jar of salsa, cheese, and optional add-ins in a medium bowl. Mix with a fork. Add breadcrumbs, just a little bit at a time, as needed if the mixture is too moistForm into 12 mini burger patties and cook for about 4 or 5 minutes on each side, or until done.

Meanwhile, smear a little sour cream on the inside of each bun. Add the patty and top with a spoonful of the remaining salsa. Add more shredded cheese, lettuce... whatever your heart desires!


  1. These sound fantastic. I bet my boys would love them!

  2. Good job. Who doesn't love a good burger when watching football - Struble Suds

  3. They sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I made these yesterday for the Iron Bowl - amazing! Thanks for sharing!


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