Sliders That Score

Holidays,In Season,Tailgating,Winter
January 9, 2012

Complete a sensational spread of Super Bowl appetizers with this collection of champion worthy sliders.

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

To satisfyingly feed a pack of brutish football fans, a silver platter of escargot simply will not do—winning Super Bowl appetizers need to be pure Viking food, tinged with tiger blood and seasoned with brutish strength. We’ve gotten pretty close to that combo with the following hearty and easy-to-eat sliders:

Blazin’ Burgers: The first step to Super Bowl slider success is serving at least one expected beef recipe—with a twist. Go beyond ketchup and mustard and try topping patties with anything from dollops of mashed sweet potato, caramelized onions, and cheddar to a trio of blue cheese, lettuce and bacon. Also be sure to make patties about a ½ thicker than the bun they’re intended for or they will shrink from bites to nibbles. For a tomato jam slider recipe, click the image.


Pulling Off a Touchdown: Not all sliders are bent on being beefed up. Pulled pork and chicken make great slider fillings too, especially when moistened with marinades, seasoned with spices and paired with comparatively cooler sauces and slaws. With the help of a slow cooker, preparing pulled meats over the course of a day is a simple process—in the morning place your chosen meat in the slow cooker with barbecue sauce and then shred in the evening before serving. If you want an even simpler process, just shred a store-bought rotisserie chicken. We use this method when making yummy pulled chicken and slaw sliders, for the recipe click the image.


For more slider ideas check out the rest of our Super Bowl slider favorites below.

—By Emily Arno 


Cheddar Sliders with Tomato Jam

A lightened-up, grown-up version of a grilled cheese that will be a sensation at your Super Bowl Sunday get-together.

salmon burgers

Panko-Crusted Salmon Sliders with Quick Ponzu Cucumbers

These easy-to-prepare salmon sliders with Asian flair will score points with Super Bowl Sunday guests.


Comté and Ham Sliders

These irresistible sliders, inspired by Chef Josef Lageder of the Balboa Bay Club, are always a crowd pleaser.


Maui Cheesesteak Sliders

Steak, onions, mushrooms and peppers—all piled high on a sweet sandwich roll.


Turkey Vegetable Sliders

Kid-sized plates need kid-sized food. These Turkey Vegetables Sliders, with zucchini and carrot, are a perfect choice for kids.


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