The combination of flavors in these gourmet sliders makes them undeniable. We take rich ground meat and  top it with creamy avocado and the most amazing caramelized, tangy onions.  This is sure to be a party hit.

To conserve, we  cut up hot dog buns to act as the slider holders. No need to worry about custom buns in mini portions. FYI: this recipe is part of a really cool party scenario: all items on the menu  are mini versions of things, How cool is that?

MAKES 55 SLIDERS

MAKE THE SLIDERS

2 LB ground angus beef
1/2 LB ground veal
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red onion, minced
1/2 CUP panko breadcrumbs
1 TB thyme, minced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

In a bowl, mix all ingredients gently. Roll into 2-inch balls. Transfer to two parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate.

MAKE THE BALSAMIC ONIONS

3 TB grape seed oil
2 large sweet onions, cut into 1/4-inch rings

1 CUP balsamic vinegar
3 TB ponzu
2 chipotles, chopped
1 tsp salt

2 TB butter

Heat a large saucepan, add oil. Heat oil over med high heat, add onions and saute for 10 min, till onions have browned slightly. Add balsamic, ponzu, chipotles, and salt. Cook over medium heat until reduced by half, about 25 min. The liquid should by syrupy. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Allow to cool, and refrigerate until ready to use.

HOBNOBMAG GOURMET SLIDERS caramelized onions

MAKE THE AVOCADO CREAM

1/2 container Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese, room temp
1/2 avocado, cut into chunks

Mash ingredients together.

Preheat oven 375ºF… MAKE THE SLIDERS

trays of sliders
2 pkg organic hot dog buns
Avocado Cream
Balsamic Onions
skewer

Bake sliders for 15 min. Meanwhile, prepare the rolls. Cut off the ends of each hot dog bun, then cut into 4 sections.
Smear the creamy avocado spread on the bottom bun. Place one slider on each, top with onions. Top with other bun half, push down and skewer together.

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