It's that time of year again. Football season. This signifies the return of "Pigskinus Gigantopithecus". The man caves of North America are once again filled with the sounds of cheering, clapping, fist pounding and, more commonly in this household, cursing the football gods for their team's poor performance.
Shhh...here are a couple of them in their natural environment. Notice the trophy proudly displayed on the bar of the man cave. Is he smiling? A rare sight! Either his team is winning or he discovered how to view 8 football games simultaneously.
If you recall, these bigfoot-like animals have the digestive systems of omnivores, but can adapt to a steady diet of beer, pizza and chicken wings, which make up the majority of their diets, during the 5 month football season.Today, I will tempt their tummies with White Castle-like sliders! This is a basic recipe that is fast, easy, and great if you need to feed a crowd.
White Castle-like Sliders
adapted from Big Red Kitchen
1 cup diced onion
2 pounds ground chuck- 80/20 ground beef
1/2 t. seasoned salt
1/4 t. black pepper
6 slices cheddar cheese
24 small dinner rolls
24 dill pickle slices
Evenly spread the onions on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Gently press the ground beef on top of the onion.
Press evenly making one giant pattie. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Top with cheddar cheese, return to oven for 2 more minutes. Remove from oven, let set 5 minutes then cut into 24 patties.
Slice open and separate each party roll. Place bottom of rolls on a large platter. Using a spatula lift pattie with onion layer onto each bun bottom.
Top each slider with a pickle slice then the bun lid. Serve immediately. Makes 24 Sliders.