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Meatloaf Sliders

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Meatloaf Sliders

Meatloaf Sliders

Diana Rattray

 

If you like meatloaf sandwiches, you'll love these flavorful meatloaf sliders. The mini meatloaves are baked either in burger form or in muffin cups then they're served with slider buns and your favorite toppings. Use your favorite barbecue sauce in the ground beef mixture.

I used a food processor to make the bread crumbs and mince the onions and peppers. 

Prep Time: 18 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 53 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 Dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 85% to 90%
  • 1 1/2 cups soft fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 medium onion finely minced onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, plus more for brushing
  • slider buns
  • Optional Toppings
  • dill pickle slices
  • bacon strips, cooked, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • thin cheese slices, quartered, or shredded cheese
  • small tomato slices
  • lettuce

Preparation:

 

Heat the oven to 350° F. Spray 18 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, finely minced onion and bell pepper, thyme, black pepper, salt, egg, and 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce. Mix well until ingredients are thoroughly blended. 

Using a 1/4-cup measure, pack 1/4 cup of the meat mix in each muffin cup, or place on the foil lined baking sheet and flatten slightly to a burger shape. 

Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until cooked through. The meatloaves should register at least 165° F on an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a mini meatloaf. Brush each mini meatloaf with a little barbecue sauce.

If desired, top with a cheese slice and return to the oven; bake just until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes longer.

Remove from the oven and let stand for about 10 minutes. Split the slider buns and toast if desired. Assemble the sliders with a mini meatloaf and toppings of choice. 

Makes 18 mini meatloaves, about 2 ounces each.

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