Monday, February 8, 2016

Sweet Potato Sliders

Just look at this little beauty.....

These sweet and savory little babies totally hit the spot during our big {small, of 2 please?} 50th Super Bowl party!
And the homemade mayo and guacamole held the whole thing together quite nicely.

Again, this recipe was SO easy! If you have homemade paleo mayo ready to go, that is. 
If not, here is a quick recipe.
My suggestions are: (1) make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing, (2) use avocado oil or anything other than extra virgin olive oil, (3) put your stick blender in and set at bottom of jar before pouring in the olive oil, (4) blend well with stick blender at the bottom of jar for a few minutes and then gradually pull up letting the blender grab a bit of oil at a time.

Aight, now let's get down to making these cute, tasty appetizers...

Ingredients: {4+ servings}

  • 1 large sweet potato, sliced about 1/4-1/2 inch width
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 lb of ground beef {grass-fed is preferred or you can use bison}
  • 1 egg
  • a few dashes of cayenne pepper
  • S&P to taste
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 white onion, diced finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • handful of cilantro, diced finely
  • 1 lime or lemon, juiced
  • homemade mayo
Turn oven on to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Rub sliced sweet potatoes with olive oil and sea salt on both sides. Spread out potatoes on baking sheet and place in oven to cook for about 30min, or until firm, but not too soft. Take them out and let cool. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, egg, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper well. Form balls and then flatten them some to match the size of your sweet potatoes. Grill or cook on stovetop over medium heat with olive oil for a few minutes on each side or until cooked through. Sprinkle more S&P over the top of the patties. Let cool. {You will have leftover ground beef, so you can either make more sliders or save the beef for another meal!} Mix together the avocados, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime/lemon and any other desired ingredients to make guacamole. Season with salt and pepper to taste. At this point you may finish off the sweet potato slices in a hot pan to make them a little more crispy. Then arrange the sliders by spreading homemade paleo mayo on the bottom of one sweet potato slice, adding the beef patty, dollop of guacamole on the patty and then placing another sweet potato slice on top. The mayo and guacamole kind of act as a glue to hold the whole thing together. Serve and enjoy!