Ham Salad Sliders with Spicy Mustard Sauce

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Ham Salad Sliders with Spicy Mustard Sauce

I served these ham salad sliders at our super bowl party along with some other recipes that came by special request including my Buckin’ Bronco Nachos. I always like serving my recipes to a small crowd to get their reaction before posting them to my website. And I am proud to say that these sliders got rave reviews!

While I was preparing the Sliders, I heard a few grumbles coming from the living room about the pickled eggs. I thought I would be nice and make a few without pickled eggs. Well, no surprise to me, the only ones left over were the ones without pickled eggs. If you are a little skeptical about the pickled eggs you should, at least, give it a try. I once heard Paula Deen say something like this ” The first time you make a recipe follow it exactly, the second time make it your own” I think Mrs. Deen has the right idea. So when you make them please, please, at least, try the pickled egg, do it for me and do it for Mrs.Deen. 😉

I like creating recipes that are quick and easy but pack a flavorful punch. These little sliders have it all! The sweetness from the pretzel rolls, savory ham salad, a tang from the pickled egg, and let’s not forget the spicy mustard sauce. They are seriously like little flavor bombs. When I made them I used a combo of both mini pretzel rolls and mini bagels, they pretzel rolls are better… way better. The bagels were good but they didn’t add the sweetness that the pretzel rolls offered. You could always do what I did and try both the mini pretzel rolls and mini bagels to see which you like best. I hope you enjoy. =)

Garlic Chicken Burgers

garlic

    Weighing in just under 400 calories I give you the Garlic Chicken burger! Makes 3 larger patties (if you are using something like Kaiser rolls) or 4 smaller patties (if you are using normal hamburger bun)

Ingredients:

1 pound ground chicken

1 Tbsp. mayo

1 Tbsp. fresh parsley

1/2 clove garlic clove minced

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup cheddar cheese

Olive oil to drizzle in frying pan

Lettuce & tomato for topping

 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together except for the olive oil,lettuce, and tomato. Form into 4 patties, or 3 patties if using larger rolls. Next drizzle a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil,just about a table spoon. Turn stove onto a medium high heat wait a few minutes until pan is hot. Next cook burgers until cooked through. Cook about 15-20 minutes depending on your stove. It is very important to make sure they are cooked the whole way through… I usually cut one in half for a test to make sure it is cooked properly.

Next for the bread… I used a whole wheat roll and I put a mayo mixture on both sides drizzled my frying pan with a little more olive oil. and toasted them up.

Mayo mixture:

1/4 Cup mayo

1 tsp. fresh parsley

1/2 garlic clove minced pinch of pepper and salt

** If you like more mayo, double the recipe for the mayo mixture but this will affect calorie count.

Fried Tomato Sandwiches

Fried Tomato Sandwiches

Ingredients:
2 fried tomatoes per sandwich
2 slices of bacon per sandwich
2 thin slices of fresh Mozzarella per sandwich
French or Italian bread which ever you prefer
1 tablespoon pesto mayo per sandwich
Pesto Mayo:
1 cup mayo with olive oil
1 tsp. prepared basil pesto
Fried Tomatoes:
1-2 tomatoes depending on the size of tomatoes and the amount of sandwiches made
2 eggs beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1 Cup flour


Directions:
Pre heat oven to 250 degrees.
First start with the fried tomatoes. Cut tomatoes into thin slices and set a side. Next using either a griddle or frying pan set heat to medium high and melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Once pan or griddle is hot and butter is melted, dip each tomato into flour, egg, then bread crumbs and fry on stove top or griddle till brown. Place fried tomatoes in a cake pan in the oven to keep warm. Next mix together 1 cup of mayo with 1 tsp. basil pesto and a pinch of pepper. Fry bacon, remember you want about 2 slices per sandwich. Place fried bacon on a paper towel to drain grease. Now its time to assemble your sandwiches. Butter outsides of sandwiches and spread about a 1/2 tablespoon of pesto mayo on each slice of bread for the inside of sandwiches. Once mayo is on laying one slice of bread butter side down place bacon on top of pesto mayo , cut two slices of fresh mozzarella to go on top of bacon, lay fried tomatoes on top of fresh mozzarella and lay the other slice of bread on top mayo side down. Place sandwich in frying pan or griddle toast sandwich till golden brown on each side. Enjoy! 🙂

*** I use less pesto because thats the way my family prefers it. Just remeber its your sandwich so make it to suit yourself. 😉 ***

Buffalo Turkey Sliders

turkey slider1     These little sliders are a great way to use up left over holiday turkey. Christmas Day is celebrated at my house so I always have lots of left over turkey. After Christmas dinner my mom pulls all the turkey off the bone for me. I just throw the left overs in a freezer bag and pull it whenever to make these tasty little appetizers

Ingredients:

3 1/2-4 cups turkey chopped (can substitute for chicken)

1 cup mayo

1/4 cup buttermilk ranch

1/4 cup franks red hot buffalo sauce

1/2 celery stalk chopped

1 pack sweet Hawaiian rolls

1/2 pound bacon

Directions: In a bowl mix turkey, celery, mayo, ranch, buffalo sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside. Then cut bacon in half and fry it up. Butter Hawaiian rolls and grill. Then assemble sandwiches. This recipe could also be turned into a dip! To do so when bacon is done frying crumble it up and put it in to the mixture. Instead of rolls you will want to buy some crackers for dipping.

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