Friday, January 31, 2014

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders

I have my own odd food prejudices that I believe always apply even thought my husband delights in pointing out every time I enjoy one of those taboo foods.  One of those issues is with BBQ sauce.  Now I know there are a multitude of varieties of BBQ but I just kind of have an innate dislike of them.  If I am to eat BBQ, the sauce must be tomato based and a little sweet and a little spicy.  I really did like these sliders.  I took a BBQ sauce I "enjoy" and the addition of the whiskey was really great.  These weren't hard and they are great as dinner or party snacks. 

2 pounds Ground Meat (beef, Bison, Turkey)
Salt And Pepper
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 whole Large Onion, Diced
1/2 cup Whiskey
1 cup Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup Jarred Jalapeno Slices (more To Taste)

12 whole Slider Buns Or Dinner Rolls, Split

Form the meat into 12 (or so) miniature patties and salt and pepper them on both sides. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties until just about done in the middle, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside. Drain off all but 2 tablespoons of grease, then return the skillet to the stove.

Throw the diced onions in the skillet and stir to cook, about 3 minutes. Pour in whiskey (be careful if you're cooking over an open flame; turn it off momentarily to be extra careful) and stir. Allow the whiskey to reduce by half, about 2 to 3 minutes, then stir in jalapenos and the barbecue sauce.

Reduce the heat to low and place the patties in the barbecue sauce, turning to coat. Allow the patties to simmer in the sauce until everything's hot and bubbly.

Place the patties on individual buns and be sure to spoon extra sauce (with the jalapenos!) over the top of each one before topping with the other half of the bun.

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