Okay, I am having a slightly busy week…all because of these Tomato-Basil Sliders. I am in Nashville to be on WTVF News Channel 5 “Talk of the Town” on Friday, and I will be in Birmingham on WBRC Fox 6 TV on Saturday morning preparing this recipe and a few others for Super Bowl Sunday that I will post in the coming days.
Sliders are very popular this year, and this recipe is very special. Using marinara, fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes create such a flavorful burger that you won’t even need any toppings. And, they’re low-fat, and you can substitute ground turkey or pork if you wish. Adults and kids love them, and I hope you will too! Wish me luck, Alison
Sun-Dried Tomato Sliders
These proportions also work perfectly as a meatloaf in a 71/2- x 4-inch pan.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (or regular is fine)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 egg whites
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
8 (1-ounce) Parker House rolls
Ketchup, lettuce leaves
1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Divide dough into 8 equal portions, shaping into a 1/4-inch patty. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Place patties in a grill pan and grill 3 to 5 minutes each side or until done. Serve on cut sides of rolls and top with marinara, ketchup and lettuce, if desired.