Game Day Meatloaf Sliders

This recipe was originally published on Whisked Foodie, but come on…it’s perfect for Superbowl Sunday or any time of year. It’s simplified meatloaf served on squishy bread – easier than burgers to make for a crowd and at least as delicious. The secret is the mayonnaise and the toppings. Mayonnaise to keep it moist and condiments to jazz it up, since the seasonings are very low key on this meatloaf.

Who doesn’t love a slider?

Thin meat patties steamed with onions and served on soft, squishy buns have been popularized by White Castle, Krystal, and other fast-food joints. The key to these burgers is the soft, juicy meat atop the almost-creamy steamed onions. To achieve this at home is easier than you may think. It takes its cue from an unexpected place—the all-American meatloaf. The meat releases beefy juices that softly steam the onions, infusing them with flavor. Since it all cooks through evenly anyway, add some pork to the mix for a more complex taste, and be sure not to over-mix the meat. We don’t need to use bread or breadcrumbs as a binder here becasue we don’t want it to be too soft – you really want it to mimic the texture of a burger. Serve it with an array of your favorite sides, and call it dinner or even breakfast!

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Ingredients:

1 ½ pounds ground beef and pork or meatball mix
½ cup mayonnaise
1 yellow onion, sliced into rings
Liberal sprinkling of 21 Seasoning Salute or Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce or to taste
Slider buns
Condiments, to taste
Directions:

1.Preheat the oven to 350

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2.Combine the meat, mayonnaise, and seasonings. Do not over-mix, just mix to combine.
3.Put the onions in a single layer on a tin foil-rimmed cookie sheet.

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4.Form the meat into a long, semi-hard packed loaf on the pan.

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5.Bake the meat for 30 minutes or until a knife pierced into the center of the loaf reveals only clear juices.

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6.Cut into slices, and serve on a bun with some of the onions.

She ain’t much to look at but she sure is tasty. Soft, juicy, and easily made ahead of time – ideal for a big party. Heck, you could even make this with all beef or chicken. Just be sure to go heavy on the seasonings and condiments and you won’t be disappointed.

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Except, of course, with the fact ht you have to watch a sports game.