Sandra Lee's Size Up Size Down Sliders
Impossible to resist and so easy to prepare. You’re about to make the whole gang
Serves: MAKES 24 Sliders
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
- 3 1⁄2 pounds ground sirloin
- 3 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning, McCormick Grill Mates
- 24 slider buns
- 12 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half crosswise
- 24 small lettuce leaves
- 24 tomato slices
- 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 3⁄4 cup mustard
- 24 dill pickle slices
1. In a large bowl, gently combine sirloin and seasoning.
2. Using hands, form into 24 patties.
3. Spray a large nonstick grill pan with nonstick nonflammable cooking spray.
4. Heat pan over medium-high heat.
5. Lightly coat patties with spray.
6. Add half of patties to pan, and cook 4 minutes on each side, or until done.
7. Remove from pan; repeat procedure with remaining patties.
8. Serve on buns with bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard and pickles. Enjoy!
Chef Sandra Lee’s Party Planning Tips
PREPARE SMARTLY. Eliminate multiple shopping trips by planning ahead. You’re ready for a crowd of just about any size with the help of a large-capacity fridge. For instance, the largest French-Door model available, LG’s mega-capacity refrigerator, offers state-of-the-art storage space, keeping all of your dishes fresh until the festivities begin. More room for food. More time for you to mingle.
KEEP IT SIMPLE AND CASUAL. Serve food buffet style so guests can help themselves. Just make sure the buffet station is close to the kitchen, so it’s easy to replenish trays without walking through the crowd.
HAVE THE SNACKS READY. Every party has a few guests who arrive early. Provide small snacks such as nuts, olives and cheese for them to nibble while you finish setting up.
COOK UP SOME WINNERS. When you’re choosing recipes for all age groups -- from young cousins to grandparents -- try serving comfort food favorites that please just everyone, like Stuffed Mushrooms, Personal Chicken Potpies or these BLT Sirloin Sliders.
More Ways to Save…and Impress
BE COST-CONSCIOUS. Keep track of sales and buy staple items in bulk. Top name-brand items often go on sale the first of the month, when many people have more money in their pockets. At the end of the month, when people have less money, the store brand or tier-two name brands go on sale. Buy things in season when you can. When items are out of season, the price more than doubles because of all the shipping and handling involved.
FILL YOUR PANTRY WITH PARTY FAVORITES. Some items—such as cheeses and precooked shrimp—you’ll want to buy fresh. But there are many items that you can store in your cupboards for months at a time. Stock up on roasted nuts, wines and spirits, flatbreads and crackers and olives, and you’ve got a great head start for spontaneous good times.
PLAN YOUR PORTIONS. When you’re getting ready to host a dinner party, plan your appetizers, desserts, and drinks accordingly. Assume each guest will have at least three appetizers and two drinks.
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