Sunday, October 14, 2007

Good things come in small packages

Have you ever noticed how food, once its miniaturized becomes sooo much more enjoyable? Appetizers that are small versions of favorite dishes are huge hits. I for one much prefer the newer smooshed size soda cans which have the perfect amount for me. Part of this craze is definitely related to the new idea of portion control which is sweeping the nation, and part of the craze is because mini things are just so darned cute!

We had some leftover ground beef in our freezer - which isn't a common occurence since I don't usually used beef. I wanted to use it up, but there was a little too much for one burger, and a little too little for two normal size burgers.

The solution? Mini-burgers, or sliders. The appeal of these is definitely their size, since a burger is a burger. But they're just so gosh darn cute! I should have taken a picture beside something for size reference, but I didn't, so forgive me. I tanged these up with an adobo ketchup to give them a little flavor - worked pretty well! So they were cute and feisty - just like me!

Adobo ketchup
1 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp adobo
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1) Combine all and refrigerate

1/2 lb ground beef
8 dinner rolls

1) Preheat oven to 350
2) Season beef with salt and pepper and form into 8 patties
3) Place on baking sheet and bake 10 minutes, turning over once half way through.
4) Place on rolls and top with adobo ketchup


  1. Yay for sliders! Small things totally taste better than regular-sized things. :)