Thursday, May 2, 2013

APPLE ALMOND BUTTER SLIDERS



A few months back, I invented the Stegasaurus Sandwich. Basically, you roast sweet potato rounds and then use them as sandwich bread. Since they're small, whatever sandwich you are making ends up being a slider. My son loves the flavor of cinnamon on sweet potatoes, so we roasted up some cinnamon steggy plates. I then thought, what goes well with cinnamon? Apple! What goes well with apple? Almond butter! Put it all together on a burger and you have a sweet, juicy slider like you've never tasted before! These would make great party food. This is one of the most creative alternative burger ideas out there. No more boring bunless burgers!

Apple Almond Butter Sliders
Makes 10-12 sliders
1 sweet potato, sliced into 1/4" rounds
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons rosemary, minced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Almond butter (I like Barney Butter Bare Almond Butter)
1 small apple, sliced into 1/4" rounds
1 pound grassfed beef
Salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to 375ยบ. Line a large sheet pan with foil and add a drying rack on top. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil. Sprinkle in the rosemary, cinnamon and salt and toss to coat. Spread the potato slices evenly on the prepared rack and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through. Meanwhile, form 1 1/2 ounce burger patties with your ground beef. Season with salt and pepper and cook or grill to medium rare. To assemble, smear a little almond butter on an apple slice, top with a beef pattie, then sandwich those between two sweet potato rounds. 


4 comments:

  1. YUMMMMM!!! Beefffff - These look so unique and delicious! Are they messy to eat?!

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    1. Surprisingly enough, no. They're great tupperware takers. I would take these in the car!

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  2. Made these for my wife tonight and they were AMAZING! I didn't have a wire rack for the sweet potatoes so I just cooked them for 15 min on one side then 10 min on the other and they came out great. I also threw in an egg about a teaspoon of rosemary, about a teaspoon of basil, and maybe a 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the ground beef, I really didn't measure out anything. Recipes like this make the Whole30 much easier to swallow, pardon the pun.

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