Saturday, June 26, 2010

Italian-Style Sliders

3/4 lb. ground pork ($.79)
3/4 lb. ground sirloin ($1.00)
1/2 C. Italian bread crumbs ($.15)
2 tsp. garlic powder ($.10)
1/3 C. parmesan ($.35)
2 T. basil ($.15)
1 1/2 tsp. fennel seed ($.10)
1 tsp. oregano ($.05)
5 cloves garlic, minced ($.15)
1 1/2 C. jarred spaghetti sauce, any variety (free after coupons)
1/2 large red onion, cut into thin rings ($.69)
8 thin slices provolone or mozzarella cheese, cut in half ($.65)
16 dinner rolls, mini foccacias, mini onion bagels, etc. ($2.00)

Mix well pork, sirloin, fennel seed, basil, oregano, and minced garlic. Mix together bread crumbs, parmesan, and garlic powder.

Divide meat into 16 equal portions. Form into patties. Dredge each patty in the breadcrumb mixture.

Fry in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat, 3-5 minutes per side, until patties are fully cooked through.

Top each with a half slice of cheese.
Serve topped with thin sliced onion and 3-4 T. jarred marinara sauce.

Yields = 16 sliders (2 per person for appetizers, 4 per person for entree)
Cost: $6.18
Cost per slider: $.39 each

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