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Fri, Aug 12 2011 post by Katie

Featured Recipe: Pepper Popper Sliders

Are you looking for a way to spice up your late summer barbecues? Well look no further! Rhodes blogger Katie has got a great new recipe for you to try this weekend. Check out this post ...

I LOVE summertime!  I love how the warm weather gets people outdoors socializing and cooking together. The grills come out and are covered with hamburgers, hotdogs, steaks, brats, etc. However, it's about this point in the summer that a normal hamburger is just not as exciting and tasty as it was in May. This recipe is a great way to SPICE up your bbqs!! 
 
Ingredients:

  • Rhodes Warm-N-Serv™ Crusty Rolls or Sourdough Rolls
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 6  bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 6 tomato slices
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • sliced cheese
  • prepared guacamole

 

Spice up your hamburgers all summer long with Rhodes Bake N Serv.

 

 

This recipe is SUPER easy!!  The first step was simply to cook the Crusty Rolls following the diretions on the package. They are already partially baked so within 10 minutes you have fresh warm buns for your sliders. Next, I cooked the bacon so it was extra crispy. In a small bowl, combine and mix the jalapeno peppers (you can make these burgers as "Hot" as you want depending on how many seeds you leave with the jalapeno), cream cheese, and cooked/crumbled bacon. I am a weakling when it comes to hot and spicy food so I took out ALL the seeds which left the burger with just a hint of jalapeno flavor. Perfect! 

Spice up your hamburgers all summer long with Rhodes Bake N Serv.

 

 

In a large bowl, combine the garlic, salt, pepper, and beef.  Shape mixture into 12 patties-- they are about 3-4 inches in diameter. Spoon the jalapeno pepper mixture onto the center of 6 patties and top with remaining patties.  Press edges firmly to seal.  If the edges are not sealed securely, the jalapeno pepper mixture will ooze out onto the grill and you will loose all your flavor to the charcoal!!

Spice up your hamburgers all summer long with Rhodes Bake N Serv.

 

 

Grill burgers and add cheese. Lastly, the preparation of the bun. :)  Split the cooked rolls in half and fill with guacamole, burger, tomato, and lettuce. 

Spice up your hamburgers all summer long with Rhodes Bake N Serv.

 

 

Wa..La!!  You have a masterpiece. 

Spice up your hamburgers all summer long with Rhodes Bake N Serv.

 

 

Seriously, this recipe made me wonder how I can spice up the rest of my bbq menu items. My taste buds went crazy with the awesome flavor and the friends loved it!

Spice up your hamburgers all summer long with Rhodes Bake N Serv.

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Pepper Popper Sliders

Servings: | Skills: Intermediate | Prep Time: 30-45 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 10-15 min

Fun to say-Easy to make-Delicious to eat.

Pepper Popper Sliders
4.0 / 5  (3 votes, 4 reviews )

Ingredients

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv® Artisan French Rolls or Sourdough Rolls
3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds lean ground beef
6 tomato slices
6 lettuce leaves
prepared guacamole

Instructions

Bake rolls following directions on package.

In a small bowl, combine peppers, bacon and cream cheese. Mix well.

In a large bowl, combine garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over garlic mixture and mix well. Shape into twelve 3 to 4-inch patties. Spoon pepper mixture onto center of six patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.

Grill burgers and top with cheese. Split rolls and fill with burgers, tomato, lettuce and guacamole.

4 Comments

Mique said on Aug 19, 2011
YUMMMMM!!! Thank you for linking up to my Pity Party. I will be featuring you tomorrow. It's such a bummer that Rhodes Rolls are SO hard to find in CA. They are my favorite favorite rolls.
Camille said on Aug 20, 2011
This looks awesome! I am so flattered that someone from Rhodes' official blog linked up to our party! WE LOVE RHODES ROLLS!!! :) Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Link Party every Saturday! We would love to have you come back tomorrow and link up some more amazing stuff! :)
Camille @
SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com
lynette said on Sep 14, 2011
My 6 kids grew up eating Rhodes breads rolls and cinnamon rolls! they didnt even know they wernt homemade until they were older! there all time favorite is monkey bread! a game on tv and all of them at home and monkey bread in the oven! thats a good time.
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