Simple Sliders

Eating healthy is easy! And fun! I love to create in the kitchen and or experiment with my dinner recipes, and even though I’m often pretty short on time, I still try to leave room to use my mind and heart. How? Simple ingredients, simple ideas, simple twists.

When we venture to the farmers’ market on weekends, I never really have a plan. I leave myself open to trying something new, to knowing that they may not have had a successful pick of a certain food. I don’t want a planned menu to limit me as I shop. But I do try to think about foods that would allow me to be creative - ground meat is one of those things. I can become meat for sauce, tacos, burgers, sliders, nourish bowls, stuffed pepper, etc.

This week, it came by request to create a slider recipe so I dove to the veggies and picked out onion, garlic, mushroom, spinach, my last farm fresh egg, pickles, horseradish, & our .5lb of ostrich meat from Roaming Acres farm. I diced the mushroom, onion, and garlic and dumped them into a bowl with the meat and egg. Mixed well, form small balls, and flattened between my palms. Then heated some coconut oil over medium heat and placed them on the cook. Meanwhile, whipped up some sautéed spinach, caramelized some onions, and by the time the burgers were cooked my meal was done!

10 minutes flat. No stress. Loads of fun. Try it out! And let me know what variations you come up with!

Ingredients

  • .5lb ground meat of choice, preferably grass fed organic and locally sourced

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 white onion

  • 1 farm fresh egg

  • 2c spinach

  • 4-5 crimini mushrooms

  • Pickles and condiments of choice

Instructions

  1. Dice 1/4 of the onion, mushrooms, and 2 cloves of garlic

  2. Place into bowl with egg and meat, a dash of salt and pepper if you want

  3. Mix well and set aside

  4. Slice remaining onion so you have small circles and dice remaining garlic clove

  5. You’ll need 3 pans - heat about a tablespoon of coconut oil in each over medium heat

  6. With your burger mix, create about 8-9 small balls and then flatten with hands

  7. Place directly into pan and allow to cook well before flipping - only want to flip once

  8. Next, add onion into pan and allow to cook until browned, flipping occasionally to avoid burning. Can add more oil or water to help keep moist and create more caramelization

  9. After you have flipped the sliders, put garlic and spinach into last pan and then reduce heat to low, allow to sauté gently

  10. Remove everything from heat, garnish, and serve!!

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