There have been quite a few recipes I’ve seen on some good blogs and websites lately that just got stuck in my head and wouldn’t go away. So I gave in and cooked them up to enjoy over the weekend and for the Superbowl. I ended up making a pot of Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Pretzel Bread, some cookies (of course), and these Whiskey BBQ Sliders. I want to post the soup and Pretzel Bread later but for now, it’s all about the whiskey and the barbecue.
I first came across the Sliders over at Taco Tuesday and they totally caught my eye and made my mouth water, so I checked ’em out over at Pioneer Woman too. With the jalapeños, whiskey, and a whole lot of barbecue sauce I was sure that my hubby would be excited for this dinner. Ended up that he was, so much that he got in the kitchen to cook with me. =)
He loved how the entire house smelled while they were cooking too, “The house smells awesome right now, if there was a cologne that smelled just like this, I’d want it… I want to grab all my clothes and hang them up out here so they’ll smell as good as the house does right now.” So funny, I’m not sure he loves that I blog about his comments, but I get a kick out of them.
We made them more like small-ish burgers, but I like to call ’em sliders anyway, it just sounds more exciting. I love that they’re so saucy, and the sautéed onions add flavor and more texture in the sauce, the jalepenos and whiskey add a little kick. Next time though I’ll use the ‘hot’ jalepenos rather than the ‘tame’ ones, maybe just chop them up to add into the sauce. Sweet potato fries dipped in blue cheese dressing go great with these too.
I think this will be a sort of regular dinner around here. Its fun to have a new way to cook up some of the beef in the freezer, and one that’s really quick and easy too. I know you want the recipe now, it’s right here and here. Oh and don’t forget, you’ll need heaps of napkins for this. =)