Hola!! In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we are eating Mexican inspired dishes all week long. Not only is it delicious, it transports us back to the lovely beaches and the resort we enjoyed during our wedding week :)
Ahhh, the swim up bar....
L-O-V-E. Call us lame (I do it all the time), but we never celebrate this holiday at a Mexican restaurant. We'd much rather cook up some delicious food, sit outside with some margaritas, and celebrate in the comfort of our own home.
Last night, to start our Mexican week, I made some sliders. It was my very first time using the Green Egg! After some trial and error with temperature, they came out great. For my meat mixture, I used All-Natural Trader Joe's Ground Beef. I added in one chipotle in adobo (minced), a dash of worchestershire sauce, and a teaspoon each of Montreal Steak seasoning and Mojito Lime seasoning.
I formed the mixture into 3 ounce patties. I always put an indention in the middle, so they will look even when they puff up on the grill.
While these cooked (only about 3 minutes on each side), I made Eva Longoria's chunky guacamole. I may never make the mushed up kind again! I used one avocado, along with some onion, jalapeno, tomato, cilantro and lime juice. Seasoned up with salt, this was a perfect side and just the right amount for two hungry adults!
Once the burgers were done, I toasted my little sourdough slider rolls (also from TJs - can you tell I did all of my grocery shopping there this week?). I topped the burgers with some monterey jack cheese....
Next, I topped them some TJ's Salsa Verde. So good...
Then I crushed a few tortilla chips, and covered then with some leftover beans, topped off with a jalapeno!
These sliders taste just as ridiculous as they look.
Served up with some of that delicious chunky guac and multigrain scoops (the best!), this was the perfect Mexican meal.
5 LAYER MEXICAN SLIDERS
1 pound all-natural ground beef
1 chipotle in adobo, minced
1 tsp Montreal Steak seasoning
1 tsp Mojito Lime seasoning
1 tsp worchestershire sauce
5-6 small slider buns
Monterey jack cheese
1 cup leftover refried beans
1 handful of tortilla chips
3/4 cup salsa verde
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into 5-6 3 oz patties. Cook on grill to desired temp. Top with shredded chesse and place under broiler so it melts. Spoon some salsa verde on the cheese, then top with a chip, beans, and a jalapeno.