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!