Monday, June 13, 2011

Pork Sliders

Mmm Mmm Good. Sliders add a completely new spin to summer barbequing. My hubbs gobbled these babies up like they were something he had never tasted before! Now, don’t assume wrong, these babies are delicious, but they are actually very plain jane burgers. The pork and bacon combined give a subtle saltiness, and the garlic kicks it up a bit. They would be perfect for kiddos, and when paired with THESE SALMON BURGERS for the women, and topped with THIS COLESLAW, you’ll have the perfect BBQ!

Pork Sliders
Printable Version

5 slices bacon, cooked
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound ground pork
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
Freshly ground pepper
4 potato buns, split
Unsalted butter, softened, for spreading
Coleslaw, for topping

Pulse the bacon and garlic in a food processor until coarsely ground.
Combine the ground pork, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and the sage in a large bowl. Add the bacon mixture and gently mix with your hands. Gently form the meat into 4 balls, then lightly press into 4-inch-wide, 1-inch-thick patties. Make a 2-inch-wide indentation in the center of each with your thumb to prevent the burgers from bulging when grilled.
Preheat a grill to medium high. Season the patties with pepper. Grill, undisturbed, until marked on the bottom, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn and grill until the other side is marked and the patties feel firm, 4 to 6 more minutes. Meanwhile, spread the cut sides of the buns with butter and toast on the grill.
Serve the patties on the buns; top with coleslaw.

Recipe from Food Network Mag
Serves 4.

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