Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Southwest Sliders & My First Giveaway

We are still celebrating!  I hit 100 Followers
and it is quickly on its way to 200.
I have a great giveaway and may have to make that
two of them if we reach 200.

Let's have a summer BBQ as part of the celebration.

These little darlings are called sliders.  They slide right down
and you reach for another.

I really love gourmet food, so some of my friends
really can't believe I could like hamburgers,
but believe me I do.

A couple of years ago I was craving them -
must be middle age.
I couldn't get enough.

There are so many great recipes for hamburgers
out there but this is one of our favs.

I know I got it out of a magazine but it was so many
years ago and I have no idea which one it would

My nieces and nephews call these Jackie's Burgers.

They start with all of these great mix-ins.
Tortilla chips
Green onions

We don't always make them as sliders
but I found this fun slider press at
Bed Bath and Beyond

and we really enjoy using it.

It makes for such a fun size.

We just form them in the press, but you can cook them in it

We throw them on the grill.  They just take minutes

Then put them in small dinner rolls.

Or do like I usually do and eat them plain without bun
or sauces.

These are so good that you don't need anything with them.

Southwest Burger Recipe
1 lb. hamburger
1/4 C. salsa
1/4 C. crushed tortilla chips
3/4 C. grated cheddar cheese
1/4 C. chopped green onion
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic salt

Mix everything together by hand and
then form into desired sized burger patties.
If making slider sized, it is helpful to pop in the
freezer for 15 minutes to help them stay together.

I still have some in the freezer, maybe I will go
grill a couple up right now.

See the sidebar for my 1st
It will be running this week.
Win a 2 quart Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

I will be posting this with



Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. We have a burger cook off each Memorial Day to see what the Burger of the Summer will be. These would be contenders! Great post!

  2. Congrats on so many followers! It is because your blog is awesome!! I love this recipe and I will make them for sure!!

  3. Wow! These look SO GOOD! You are making me hungry!

  4. Oh, man! Those look so good! Good thing I just had lunch cuz I'd be drooling right about now.

  5. Yum! I love sliders and these look so good. Love the slider press. Makes it perfect and easy. Oh I really want some right now!!

  6. I need one of those slider presses...I think my boys would love to have burgers "their size" :)

  7. Love your slider recipe!! I will be giving these a try real soon.

  8. That looks so yummy and yes I join your give away hope I will win. ^_^ Crossing my finger! ^_^

    ABC Wednesdsay~B

  9. I have the same slider maker. If you line it with saran wrap and then put a sheet on the top, it is much easier , AND easy clean up.
    I love hamburgers too, no food snob here.
    I'll make you something fancy, but I never turn a good burger down.
    Give away looks great! Maybe I will be lucky! Thanks for letting me know!

  10. LOVE sliders! This looks like a great recipe to try...well, all your recipes look that way. :-)

    Congrats on the followers! Your blog is wonderful and I'm so glad I found it.


  11. I love the sliders with the tortilla chips and all the southwest flavorings in them. That slider press is really cool too! Great giveaway!!

  12. Yum! I love a tasty little burger treat! ;-) Thanks for commenting on my Torte. =) If you try it let me know how it turns out.

  13. Yum, these look good!
    Thanks for following me!
    I'm following you now.

  14. Hmmmm! Those look so tasty! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for following! I’m your newest follower! Can't wait to enter your 1st giveaway! Congrats on that!


  15. These look so delish Jacqueline and are the perfect size! Will definitely try out and your recipe! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your great giveaway. So excited!

  16. these look amazing! I actually just bought a slider mold from williams and sonoma! Im going to HAVE to try these! thank you for the inspiration & recipe!

  17. Oh, yum! THese look divine! :D

    Have a blessed day!

  18. These look delicious. We love sliders at our house. Great blog, I've enjoyed my visit here!

  19. Those look yummy! I am following you back! thanks for stopping by.

  20. Isn't it funny how things seem tastier if they are smaller? It's like you feel better eating 3 sliders than one regular hamburger! These sound awesome and are adorable! Love the burger recipe too! Thanks!

  21. They look delicious!

    Thanks for following...following you back :)

    Congrats on reaching 100 and almost 200!!

  22. Thank you for the recipe. We are having a birthday picnic for my grandson the end of August and I know what I am making.

  23. I'm your newest follower, a little late from FMBT =) Thanks for following me, I look forward to checking out your blog!

  24. Hi!
    I found you through a comment you left about my mosaics on Maison Decor's blog. Thank you!

    I am enjoying getting to know you through your blog and past posts. I was in France this spring and you are right about the chocolate there!

  25. Yum! I am always looking for ways to spice up our burgers! This looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by Sweet Country Life and I Looove the photos of your home! I am going for the rustic Italian Country look at my house. Cooking and decorating make the world go round!

  26. Hi Jacqueline.
    Thanks for linking up for FMBT and following. I'm following back.

  27. I should not read yummy posts this time of late morning. I want an early lunch!

  28. OMG I was looking for Outdoor Wednesday and stopped...YUMMMMMMMMMM.This is perfect. I have copied this recipe.

    Thank you and thanks for stopping by


  29. Oh my...yummy! My kids love sliders and I am always on the look out for new recipes! These are going to be dinner tonight!

    Thanks for sharing!


    I am your newest follower! I am off to check out some more of your wonderful site!

  30. Very smart! Make the burgers in a muffing pan. I'll try this...

    e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

  31. How cute are those, they look delicious. I bet they are extra moist with the salsa and chips, yum!

  32. Oh I'm for sure going to give these a try! Just where I live, last week have started selling packages of slider buns! They are so cute! Surely they would have hardly any calories in them!! LOL!! I love the picture of the kitchen on your header! If that is yours I am insanely jealous! It's just perfect! Thanks for the recipe! Sherri

  33. Besides being cute, these sound delicious!

  34. I've seen these on menus but haven't made them - perhaps now I'll try!

  35. Already left a comment I always do and because you made up the treat I had to let you know how amazing it was and how much my mom loved it! Thanks again love you!


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