Thursday, June 18, 2009

Restylizing your fun meal...

My post has multi-purposes....

a) I went to the farmer's market two weeks ago...I really needed to get rid of the tons of green onion I still had left. We are going on vacation in a few days and I didn't want to think of what I was going to come back to if I still had green onions left....

b) It was our last day of school today and I wanted to have a fun meal to celebrate.

c) We had multi types of bread (also wanting to use up)and I could use it in a fun way using this recipe....

d) I got this idea from Big Red Kitchen and thought I could use it with my adaptions to fit all the above!

White Castle-ish Sliders and Hamburger Dogs
adapted from Big Red Kitchen

2 lbs of ground beef (80% for flavor purposes)
1/2 cup dried onion (but I used 1-1/2 cups fresh chopped green onion)
1 Tbsp. minced dried garlic
1 Tbsp ground black pepper
salt to taste (approx 1-1/2 tsp)
cheese slices of your choice
buns (slider buns, hot dog buns, evil biscuits)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line your small cookie sheet or 9X13 pan with onion (of choice)

I didn't know they grew red/purple scallions. I figured since I was using fresh onions...I'd use the dried garlic as seen here!

Press your meat onto onions and season with salt and pepper on top.

Yes, Plenty of pepper. And look at those hearty flakes of kosher salt!

Bake for 25 minutes

Blot with paper towel

Layer cheese slices and let melt. (Sorry forgot to snap this pic....we were hungry.)

Cut burger into pieces to fit your bun of choice. (I got about 15 squares plus one 'hotdog' length) Here is the onion side in case you were wondering....

Assemble on buns with pickle, ketchup and mustard

Angelic ...................................and the......................................Evil

Now you KNOW after my last post with my evil biscuits....this biscuit was IDEAL for a slider....burger with bacon and cheese built in? PERFECTION!

I also cut the beef to make:

Hamburger Dog

Of course no burgers would be complete with out Fries!

But we eat Sweet Potato Fries here! We love them! We put our newly purchased bacon salt on these...yummy!

Making sliders the 'white castle' way was so easy, fun and very tasty! I highly recommend making yours this way. Thanks Robin Sue for the idea!

So did you check out that platter in the beginning of the post? K-man loved this meal so much that he ate the Hamburger Dog, an Evil Slider and 3 of the regular sliders (and 2/3 of the fries)!!!! For me, one slider was perfect and after a handful of fries...that last evil slider was very tough to finish! K-man is excited about tomorrow's lunch of the same meat between two toasted pieces of rye bread.....a kinda "patty melt."

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