Though this picture isn't the prettiest thing ever, it's only because we were in such a hurry to eat them that we didn't arrange them properly on a plate. I made these with with friends the other night, everyone pitching in to do one part of the recipe: Someone cooked the bacon, another toasted the baguette, etc. It was quick, easy and a healthier version of regular meatball sliders. You can use a more traditional bun if you'd like, or even make these into full-size patties. We ate these with the Roasted Sweet Potatoes Wedges with Rosemary and Sea Salt recipe.
My great-grandparents, who came from Italy, would chuckle upon learning that not only is there a restaurant on New York's Lower East Side dedicated just to meatballs (The Meatball Shop), but that it's almost always packed. They'd also get a kick out of how popular events like Meatball Madness are, and how popular meatball recipes are. Why not? Meatballs are delicious.Meatballs and gravy are also one of the first things I remember watching my mother and grandmother make. As a kid, I thought tomato sauce ran in my veins — I told people that. That said, while I dig tradition, I've developed my own recipes for meatballs and gravy. Sorry, Gram, tomato seeds stay in — it's a rustic thing.This recipe includes gravy, meatballs, and heavily-garlicked bread to compose some pretty badass meatball sliders with a little flare — if I do say so myself. In the immortal words of Jack Somack, "Mamma mia, that's-a spicy meat ball-a!"Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: Meatballs.Click here to see the Meatball Sliders with Homemade Tomato Sauce Slideshow.
These iconic meatball sliders have made this notoriously difficult to-get-into West Village restaurant famous. (The fact that The Little Owl is in the building where the Friends show supposedly aired also attracts quite a few tourists). Either make the specialty buns below, or use store-bought ones to save time. — Yasmin Fahr
With teriyaki sauce, pineapple, ham and cheese all baked inside slightly sweetened fluffy Hawaiian rolls, this delicious new take on a ham and cheese sandwich will be an instant favorite. This recipe is courtesy of Karrie Truman, Happy Money Saver.
This is the perfect summer dish for seafood lovers (like me) who also enjoy that extra kick of spice. It's also quite versatile — suitable for a large backyard barbecue, a simple dinner for two, or even a snack on the beach. Sliders have already established themsevles as the ultimate "mini" treat, and this interpretation keeps things fresh and flavorsome.
A quick pickle of red onion serves as a tangy counterpoint to meaty swordfish in this simple slider recipe. And charring sweet, ripe summer cherry tomatoes (I used Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, but feel free to use whatever looks best) gives them an interesting background smokiness that complements their natural sweetness nicely. Together, it's a harmony of flavors and textures, and these lightened up sliders are an appetizer you won't soon forget.
This is a smoky twist on a traditional "Sloppy Joe," served up mini-style on slider buns. I especially love the subtle sweet flavor that blueberry adds to barbecue sauce — who knew? Because it isn’t bound in a patty, you can also sneak much more nutritious purée into this dish.
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These sliders are served at The Plaza Food Hall located in midtown Manhattan, but this is definitely easy enough to make at home. Perfect for an afternoon get-together served with a few cold brews or some ice-cold lemonade.
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These Korean-inspired sliders are popular with the beer served at 508 Gastrobrewery, a gastropub located in New York City. They were also featured at the 2012 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival at the Grand Tasting.