Cinammon-Chipotle Sliders

America likes BIG ass things and little tiny things, and that includes our food. We either want a burger that's the size of most Americans asses (aka effin huge) or something so small, we consider it adorable. Like sliders. Sliders are freaking cute as hell AND they're hella satisfying. I had leftover grass fed beef sitting in the fridge when I came home from my wod the other day and wanted to eat something cute. I wanted the self satisfaction of having something itty bitty on my plate that made me feel like a true American. Ok, that is not true. I just wanted a small burger so I could eat a lot of them. And that is exactly what I did.

Even though this may look like a crap ton of ingredients, it's more seasonings then anything. And the onions and mushrooms are SO WORTH MAKING. Seriously, don't skimp on those. They make the dish!

What you need:
  • 1 lb grass fed ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1.5 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced-I like mine in circles!
  • 1 package of thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
What you do:
  1. Grab a large mixing bowl and add your beef and spices. Mix well to combine.
  2. Heat a medium skillet up and add your coconut oil. Add in your onions and stir a bit to help cover the onions in oil, then add a tablespoon or so of water and cover to help steam the onions.
  3. As the onions begin to brown, grab out a large skillet and add your olive oil to warm up under medium-high heat for your sliders.
  4. Form your sliders into small patties. Mine were about 2-3 inches wide once i pressed them down. Add to hot skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
  5. As the sliders are cooking, keep stirring around the onions to help make sure they don't burn. When they have cooked for about 6-8 minutes, add mushrooms and re-cover with a tablespoon of water.
  6. Once the sliders are done cooking, set them aside while you finish the onions and mushrooms.
  7. Once the mushrooms and onions are almost cooked through, add your balsamic vinegar and mix to combine.
  8. Top your cooked sliders off with some ground mustard (why the hell wouldn't you use mustard) and the onions and mushrooms. This meal will not disappoint!
Grocery List Helper:
  • Grass Fed Beef: On sale at SunFlower Market for $3.99/lb
  • Balsamic Vinegar: I bought mine at King Soopers--try buying one that's in the middle price wise, don't go super cheap because you'll have to settle on flavor and that's no fun.
  • Coconut oil: Whole Foods--virgin, unrefined!
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