A party like Super Bowl should have one big meal, it should have a lot of little favorites. You don’t want anyone to get too full too soon, that game lasts four hours in case you haven’t heard!
Slider sandwiches are the perfect way to give a little bit of a whole lot and keep your crowd satisfied for hours. We like them because they’re practically built-in portion control. Don’t grill half-pound burgers, make tiny ones on tiny buns. Sliders allow you to to enjoy something often though of as “off-limits” for healthy eaters, but in these smaller packages you can give in a little bit guilt-free.
Our BBQ Pork Sliders are made with lean pork tenderloin, your favorite barbecue sauce, and topped with a homemade coleslaw. They’re super simple to make. You could start and have your platter stacked with sandwiches in about an hour! Talk about the perfect last-minute crowd pleaser. If you’ve got time though, this can all be made ahead of time and assembled as your guests are arriving.
One pork tenderloin (about 1 ¼ lbs.)
½ cup plus 1 Tbsp. barbecue sauce
3 cups bagged Classic Cole Slaw (shredded cabbage and carrots)
3 Tbsp. reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. fat-free milk
1 ½ tsp. cider or white vinegar
½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sliced scallions
12 dinner rolls or slider buns, split and warmed or toasted if desired
You can make a slider out of anything you’d make a regular sandwich with. Lean beef, chicken, turkey, or grilled veggies, the choice is yours and make the perfect party food.
A few other recipes that are healthy and bold enough for Super Bowl include:
Sun-Dried Tomato Sliders from IngredientsInc.net. Use ground beef, breadcrumbs, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and grill to perfection!
Chipotle Steak Sliders from InGoodTasteBlog.net. Use a lean cut of steak, a sweet vidalia onion, and serve on a soft Ciabatta roll.
Southwestern Style Turkey Sliders from FoodNetwork.com. Combine ground turkey with onions and serranos then dress like a traditional burger.
Boneless Buffalo Strips from Chef Devin Alexander. Prepare the recipe as directed, and then add the chicken to a whole grain bun with veggies and blue cheese dip on the side.
February 4th, 2012