Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Election Day Sliders

Yeah, I know it's not Election Day here in the USofA, but being as it's the last day of the favorite blog contest, I'm servin' up mini-burgers to all my friends who were so diligent about voting for me. It's been nip and tuck the last couple of days, but with any luck, we'll pull it out by the time the polls close tonight. Then I can order some of Kathryn's and Kimmi's books to give away in fun contests!

So, belly up to the picnic table and enjoy....

Election Day Sliders

(Recipe makes 8 minis.)

1 pound lean ground beef
1 large purple onion, sliced into thin rings

1 small package baby portabella mushrooms
8 slices American, Swiss or Provolone cheese
8 potato rolls

Sliced kosher dill pickles, Roma tomatoes, lettuce, avocado and condiments to taste
(Have bottle of Tabasco on table for individual use.)

1. Form burgers into balls, being careful not to overwork them into toughness. Heat large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, and saute onion rings and mushrooms in olive or canola oil.
2 . Put burgers into dry skillet and press down with spatula to form patty shapes. When the burgers are brown, about 2 minutes, flip to cook other side.
3. Top with cheese and leave in skillet until it melts.
4 . Place the burgers on the mini rolls and let each person dress burgers as desired.

Great with baked pita chips, fresh fruit tray and lemonade!


Lori Tiron-Pandit said...

Those look delicious! And I hope you win the contest. It's exciting.

Char said...

I cast my vote, then saw these mini burgers and now I am starving! Thanks!

Debbie said...

Food and politics! It couldn't get any better:)

Linda said...

They look yummy! Good luck....my vote for today has been cast!

Hilary said...

Just sliding through to vote (and entertain a stomach grumble or two.. yum!)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yeah, I could eat a dozen of those, Lori, after being up all night. :) Thanks for the votes!

Char, thanks. *stomach growling too*

You'd LOVE it here in Louisiana, Debbie. Those are our two most popular pastimes. LOL

Thanks, Linda!

Shaaawinnng! Good one, Hilary. :)

Jessica said...

I just tried to vote and it wouldn't let me. Grrrrr. I'll try again later.

Janna Qualman said...

Nom nom nom... Going to get my last vote in. Good luck!

Rebecca Nazar said...

Yummy, thanks. Voted again, good luck! *fingers crossed*

Jody Hedlund said...

They sound yummy! Just wish you were here to cook them for me!

Melissa Marsh said...

Those look SO GOOD.

Barbara said...

I've voted today. Good luck!

Rodell said...

Hi Angie,

On the strength of Kimmi's recommendation, I dashed off and voted for you. And now you're rewarding me with sliders! Love 'em!

Good luck with the contest!

Chris R.

Mrs Parks said...

mmmm, it's whats for dinner!

Suldog said...

Oh, I loves me some little burgers! Yum!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jessica, I've heard from several folks that things have been wanky at the voting site since last night. Argh! Thanks for the effort.

Thanks, Janna & Becca!

Jody & Melissa, now that would be fun. A Blogland cookout. :)

Thank you, Barbara.

Rodell, thanks for coming by and for voting from Kim's place. Wish I could throw ya a plate of sliders!

LOL, Mrs. Parks.

Suldog, me and you both!

Deb Shucka said...

I voted one last time. You're a winner regardless, you know.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Yummy! Thanks. Good luck on the contest.

Lynnette Labelle

Terri Tiffany said...

Same day, same stuff? LOL Loved the look of those burgers!! Made me hungry and here I go to vote you again!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanky, Deb. So kind. :)

Lynette, 'preciate it.

SSDD (Same Stuff, Different Day), Terri. :) Thanks for the continued voting. Love my bloggy friends.

cherokeefox said...

My votes in...good luck!!!

Fiona Robyn said...

I'm veggie and these still look yummy!
Thanks for blogrolling Planting Words :)

Amie said...

Mmmmm . . . and I got one final vote in today, too!

Mama Zen said...

Yum! And, I voted!

Anonymous said...

Great. They really need to be as big as a garbage can lid. We will work on the bun later.

Anonymous said...

Those look yummy good! I voted again. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Much obliged, Cherokee. :)

Fiona, thanks for stopping by! Love your writerly stuff.

Thanky, Amie.

Mama Zen, 'preciate you! Thanks for visiting, and come back again sometime. :)

Oren, my friend, let's not talk about humongo buns. LOL

Hugs to ya, blue!

annie's eyes said...

I'm hungry already and it's only 6 in the a.m. I'm glad I jumped over here through 2nd Cup a few weeks ago. I've put you on my "regulars" list since you do the two things I love--cooking (therefore, eating) and good writing. You deserved the best blog award. I'm making these sliders this weekend for our ranch company. I was wondering what I could make--I'll explore your other recipes too, because it appears you cook very similarly to me. (I live in Houston, with a lot of good recipes from my dear neighbor from N'awlins.) Love the pictures, too.

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