Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Johnsonville Italian Sausage Sliders




These deliciously easy sliders have such fantastic flavor thanks to the addition of Johnsonville sausage! This made for a great weekend lunch. I halved the original recipe (used 1 package of mild Johnsonville sausage links, decased, and 1/2 lb of 80/20 ground beef) and this made about 12 sliders for me which worked well for the package of rolls I'd bought to go with this dish. We topped these with traditional hamburger toppings (ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, etc.), but for the leftover sliders I have I think I will fry up some bacon and top with cheddar cheese as well, and maybe some BBQ sauce. Yumm! So easy to serve up however you prefer your sliders. I really loved the flavor from the sausage blended with the ground beef. These were really tasty and I would definitely use this again, for sliders or regular hamburgers.

Johnsonville Italian Sausage Sliders by Johnsonville on AllRecipes

Ingredients
2 pounds Johnsonville® All Natural Ground Italian Sausage, or links, decased
1 pound ground beef
16 small slider buns or mini sandwich rolls
Condiments*

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine sausage and beef. Using your hands, blend the two meats together and form into one large ball. Use a spoon or a small measuring cup to gather up about a 3 oz ball and press into patties.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, pan fry 4 or 5 sliders at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes then flip and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Test for doneness. Internal temperature should be 160 degrees F.
  3. Slice the buns and top the sliders with your favorite condiments.
*Condiment suggestions: Provolone Cheese and Marinara Sauce; Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and Sliced Tomatoes; Giardiniera – (marinated chopped vegetables & olives); Sauteed Onions & Roasted Red Peppers; Sauteed Mushrooms and Cheddar Cheese






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