Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sliders and my first giveaway!

Silders are all the rage right now, and they are one of my teenager's favorite things to order when we go out to eat. It never occurred to me to make them at home until I saw Cathy's post on her blog, Noble Pig. What an awesome idea! So easy! And, more important for me (and my Weight Watchers maintenance), I can have one and be done, while others can have more if they want.

My recipe is a little different from the one on Noble Pig; I added some yummy sauteed onions, and didn't put any seasoned salt or minced onion (didn't have any) in the ground beef. I also used a leaner ground beef since that's what I buy and had in the freezer.

"Oo! Sliders!" was the comment I got from my everyone when I passed them out (my brother-in-law, sister, and husband were outside building a new shed). And then, "Oh, these are so good!" Score. Thanks, Cathy!

Printable Recipe
Sauteed Onions

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large white onions sliced in 1/4-inch rings
1 teaspoon coarse salt

Heat a large (12-inch) non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes; reduce the heat to medium. Add the oil and heat 10 seconds. Add the onions and salt, and cook and stir until the onions are very soft and nicely browned, about 20 minutes.

The finished onions. Yum.


2 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
sliced cheese, if desired
sliced dinner rolls
sauteed onions, if desired

1. Heat your oven to 400, and spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.

3. Pat the ground beef mixture into a rectangle that's about 5/8-inch thick, and bake it for 20-25 minutes. (Don't make the giant patty too thick because the meat will shrink and become thicker when it cooks.)

4. Lay the cheese (looking at the picture, I could have used more) on the cooked meat and put it back in the oven until it's melted, 1-2 minutes.

5. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut your meat into squares that will fit on your dinner rolls, add some of the onions, and enjoy!

My first giveaway!

I'm so excited to do my first giveaway! I have a khaki apron with the Bake-Off Flunkie initials printed on the front in gray (from It's made out of 100% cotton, has three roomy pockets in the front, and an adjustable neck strap. Leave a comment for this post and I'll use to pick a winner on Monday, September 7.


  1. Looks fabulous! I will have to try it this week. I made the banana pancakes last week and everyone loved them. I used wheat flour. I think they were actually better after they had been frozen and re-heated in the toaster. Very delicious with Nutella and bananas on top.

  2. I need to try making these. MY kids love them too. Very cool about all of your products. I would love to win the apron! Your blog is very good and I really love your recipes. Thanks!

  3. Tiffany - You are so cute! I love all your great food ideas! I just wish I had half of your love of cooking. My poor family gets repeats so often. Definitely need to try these sliders. What a great idea! I also bookmarked your brownie recipe so I can get back to that one sometime soon!

  4. Sweetie you're amazing!! I think I might try your 'slider' with out the bun. Looks yummy! Love you, MaMa

  5. I actually linked to the Noble Pig from your blog once and saw the sliders and have already tried them! My kids were in heaven. I used leaner hamburger too, but the rest I did about the same. I like your grilled onions idea though! I'll have to try that as well as your burger seasonings. Mmmm.....good!

  6. these look incredibly easy and delicious! thanks for the post!

  7. Thank you for the great recipes! The apron is too cute!

  8. I just found your blog through tastespotting. These look delicious! Good luck with your cookbook venture!

  9. I just found your blog. Wow! You have some great ideas!

  10. Yum, yum, yum, my friend! They look delicious. I am jonesin' for the day your cookbook is done. :)

  11. Hi Tiffiny,

    This is my first time here! Lucky me to be able to post for a giveaway! I also have a blog and I write mainly about my son, but recently started writing about recipes. I too am in WW!! How cool to see your recipe! I have been DYING to eat a burger lately (see my blog post on Mourning...) Now I can. So even if I don't win the apron, I still win b/c I have your recipe and great idea. Yippie! I'm gonna have a burger this week! Yeah! (Actually, I made 2oz burgers for my 17 month old and they are mixed with veggies. I'll post the recipe on my site sometime. I never thought to eat those for myself!) Thanks for the ideas. I'll def be back!

  12. That looks so awesome and easy. I'm going to make this for my SIL's babyshower this weekend. It will fit perfectly with the baby theme!

  13. Thanks for all of your great comments, everyone! I'm excited to do this giveaway!

    Andrea: I have a couple recipes posted that have the WW points at the end. And I'll post more, so keep checking back.

  14. I could use an apron. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  15. Oh goodness! You bake them?! How absolutely fabulous! I am simply terrible at frying hamburgers, and I refuse to try the grill. I must try out this recipe. :D

    I'm so excited now. Haha, it's silly, but I love it. Oh, and I'm new to your blog, but super happy to be here. Such good ideas! I have you bookmarked.


  16. I am going to try these real soon. I have two high school boys that would go crazy for these.


  17. The sliders look so good! Makes me want to try them for sure. Congrats on your 1st giveaway.

  18. MMM, those sliders look delicious! And the apron is cute too!

  19. Those sliders look yummy! I would love to win!

  20. Aaaaahhhh, I am drooling looking at your blog! I just became a follower because I have a hunch I can learn a thing or two from you. Oh, and I could probably (ok, most definitely) use an apron too!

  21. I just wanted to let you know that I did make these sliders for my sister-in-law's baby shower and they were a hit! I posted about them and linked the recipe back to here:

    Thank you!

  22. Thanks, Lele! I'm so glad they worked so well for you...they are super yummy :)

  23. I've used to draw a winner for my giveaway and the winner is Jessica! Congratulations, Jessica! Send your mailing address to me at tiffinyfelix@yahoo and I'll get the apron out to you tomorrow :) Thanks to everyone who participated!

  24. Mm I'm hungry now!
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

  25. These were so great. I used grilling seasoning instead of regular salt and pepper. Why do you think they call for milk? My family was very impressed, and I loved how quick and easy it was.
    PS your bows are done!!


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