Beef sliders are small burgers with juicy shredded beef and other toppings served usually for Super Bowl or summer outdoor parties.
Shredded Beef slider with coleslaw for Super Bowl 2014 🙂
Are you waiting for the halftime shows and ads more than the game itself like me 🙂 You don't have to miss anything getting the food ready.Here is a an easy make ahead filling for the slider.Slow cooker is generally used for making such delicious and juicy meat recipes which takes about 8-10 hours to get the desired results.
But you can cut down the cooking time by 1/10 th using a pressure cooker instead.
I cannot imagine going through the permeating aroma of beef cooking in the slow cooker at night and I telling myself, "You can go to sleep now...beef will be ready by tomorrow!" Is it not agonizing !! I mean if you have a large space and u can let the meat cook without aroma wafting all around the house then by all means go for the slow cooker method. But if you have all doors leading to a not so ventilated kitchen it is no brainier to use a pressure cooker and finish off in one go.
Sirloin meat is economical compared to minced meat.
You need not spend time shaping the beef into patties instead haphazardly shred the cooked meat with two forks :)so no worry of cutting into pieces too.
Ingredients : (Yields enough for 10-12 small sliders)
Beef - Sirloin tip roast - 1 .5 lb
To marinate beef :
Red chili powder / Paprika - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Salt and Pepper -to taste
Red onion - 1( large) diced
Celery - 1/2 stick chopped
Green chili -1 chopped (optional)
For the sauce:
Tomato ketchup - 1/3-1/2 cup
Spicy BBQ sauce -1/3 - 1/2 cup
Vinegar - 2 tbsp
Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - add only if needed
Coleslaw - (Cabbage, carrot, mayo, salt and pepper) 2 tsp per slider
Lettuce- 1 per slider
Onion rings- to taste
Ketchup or mustard to taste
1. Wash the beef chunk, pat dry and marinate with spices and set aside for 20 minutes to an hour.
2. In the pressure cooker add 2 -3 tsp of veg oil and saute the onion till translucent then add celery and green chili saute for two minutes and add the marinated beef (cut into 2 or 3 pieces to fit into the pressure cooker if needed).Cook on low for first 20 minutes then raise to low-medium setting and cook until 5-6 whistles depending on ur pressure cooker. Insert a fork to check if it is cooked well.
- If using slow cooker then :- In a pan add 2-3 tsp of veg oil and saute onion till translucent then add celery and green chili saute for 2 mts then add marinated meat and slightly brown the edges.Transfer the meat and onions to the slow cooker and pour 1-cup of chicken stock/beef broth cover and cook on low settings for 8-10 hours.(check in between and add more stock if needed so it does not dry out completely).According to your slow cooker you may have to set it in warm after 4-5 hours of cooking. One hour before serving continue with step 3.
- Note : Remember to pull along the grain so you don't end up with too fine shreds that will simply fall apart and will not hold together on a slider.