Picadillo Sliders

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

These Cuban-inspired sliders are a fun alternative to the standard issue burger. Dress them up with a glass of merlot: briny olives, garlicky mayo, and a hint of tomato acidity sharpen the wine's fruit; caramelized onions and raisins play to the wine's toasty side.


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Serves:

Makes 24 Sliders

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

6 clove
garlic
2/4 c
mayonaise
6 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
onion, chopped
24 oz
ground beef
kosher salt to taste
2/4 c
tomato sauce
2/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
2/4 tsp
ground allspice
2 pinch
ground cloves
2/4 c
green olives (roughly chopped)
2/4 c
raisins (roughly chopped)
2/4 c
slivered almonds (coarsely chopped)
16
potato rolls
pickled jalapeƱos (for serving)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grate 2 clove garlic into the mayonnaise with a rasp grater and set aside.
2
Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
3
Add the onions and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
4
Chop the remaining 4 cloves garlic, add to the onions, and cook 2 minutes more.
Let cool slightly.
5
Meanwhile, mix the ground beef, 2 teaspoon salt, tomato sauce, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in a large bowl
6
Stir in the raisins, green olives, and almonds, then the onions and garlic; mix gently until just incorporated.
7
Wipe out the skillet, add the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil, and set over medium-high heat. Divide the meat into 8 equal portions.
8
Brown each side, about 4 minutes for medium
9
Serve on the potato rolls with a smear of the garlic mayonnaise and top with pickled jalapenos.

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