Gameday in Clemson is a pretty big deal to say the least- especially when it’s parents weekend against Florida State. That being said, it also seemed like a great opportunity to have a little tailgate at our apartment and provide some delicious treats for our families to snack on! After some careful consideration, I decided sliders would be the best bet to go along with the mountains of other food. One problem that I always face when figuring out what to cook is an OVERLOAD of ideas..I literally just want to make everything and anything so that everyone finds something they enjoy. Translation=hours in the store walking back and forth between aisles because I can’t make up my mind. Haha you may think I’m kidding, but it’s true. What’s funny is that I always just end up choosing the most simple idea and going with that. So what I came up with was ground chuck and ground chicken miniburgers. I just added a little fresh garlic, steak seasoning, and green onion to the ground chuck to spice it up because it’s pretty flavorful on its own. To the ground chicken I took a mediterranean approach, adding all sorts of delicious indgredients. I also whipped up a couple greek yogurt-based sauces because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like greek yogurt? Recipes follow. Bon appetit!
Ground chicken miniburgers:
1 lb ground chicken
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 shallots, finely chopped
1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers. roughly chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese (I used tomato/basil flavor)
1 tablespoon basil, oregano, thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients and form into small patties. Refrigerate overnight for most optimal flavor.
1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt (0%)
Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
1 tablespoon lemon rind
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint
salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients.
AND my little sweet treat at the end: pretzels topped with melted rolos and pecans. You literally just place rolos on top of square pretzels, pop them in the oven (on 350) for 2-3 minutes until soft, and then smush whole pecans on top. Easy and delish!