Mini Beef Sliders

Sliders are perfect for weekend entertainment- they make a great snack, but can extend to a meal, when offering a variety of different Sliders. I find it’s also much better to give kids something small to eat – if not bite-sized, then at least kid-sized. This recipe is for my standard beef slider, originally designed to cater for children. But you can add toppings like cheese, avo, onions, salsa and delicious sauces to take it up a notch.

Here’s what goes in:

500g of ground beef mince

Meat seasoning

2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

Salt to season

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 onion, chopped and fried

1 teaspoon of garlic, crushed

1 quarter cup of bread crumbs

A little flour for dusting and shaping

Oil, for frying

16 mini bread rolls

Salad and sauce

How to do it:

In a heavy-based saucepan, fry your onion and garlic until the onion is soft and transparent. Now transfer this, together with the remaining ingredients, to a mixing bowl, including the seasoning to taste. If possible, refrigerate this overnight before

you cook the patties. If not, even one hour in the fridge will help. When you’re ready, dust your hands with a little flour and use your palms to make small meatballs out of the mixture. You can use an ice-cream scoop to help you get the size right.

Now fry the patties over medium heat in a heavy-based skillet using a little vegetable oil or olive oil. Gently turn the patties over to get them evenly cooked and done to your liking.

You can serve these in a cocktail-sized roll (which I just order in from the local bakery) with a little tomato sauce, or your own home-made tomato salsa, if you prefer, and a bit of garnish.

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