Paleo Sliders

Paleo Sliders

A recipe from balancedbites.com, created by Diane Sanfilippo on how to make some easy paleo sliders!!!

Easy 10 Minute Sliders Paleo Sliders

Fast and easy sliders with a healthy dressing, to me that sounds amazing. I’m always on the go or working on something, so when I find time in the kitchen I always try to find the easiest, healthiest thing I can find. The added bonus of this recipe is the taste. It tastes like how burgers should taste, in my opinion, but without the guilt.

Here is Diane’s great recipe for sliders and also some dressings to top it off.

Easy Recipe: 10-minute sliders

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, bison, or lamb
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1 tomato, sliced (optional, omit for nightshade free)
1/2 red onion, sliced
Creamy Ranch dressing (see below)

Preparation:

Preheat a large cast-iron skillet, grill, or grill

Pan to medium-high heat.

Combine the garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cumin in a small bowl. Form the meat into 8 small (3-ounce) patties, taking care not to over handle the meat or it will become tough. Use your thumb to imprint a small dent into the center of each patty. With clean hands, liberally season both sides of the patties with the Spice Blend, using a utensil to flip the patties so that your hands do not get dirty between dips into the spices. There may be extra spice left over; it can be stored in a jar for later use.

Cook the patties for 3 minutes per side or until they reach the desired level of doneness.

Serve over iceberg lettuce, topped with tomato and onion slices or with your favorite burger toppings. These sliders are perfect when topped with Creamy Ranch Dressing.

Creamy Ranch Dressing

PREP TIME: 4
COOKING TIME: 5
YIELD:  1/2 cup

1/4 cup Homemade Healthy Mayonnaise
1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon minced fresh
dill
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
1 clove garlic, minced
1 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar* to taste
sea salt and black pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Add just 1 tablespoon of the vinegar at first, taste, and add more if needed. This dressing should keep well for up to a week in the refrigerator in a glass jar.

Homemade Healthy Mayonnaise

PREP TIME: 15
YIELD:  3/4 cup

2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon gluten-free Dijon mustard*
1/2 cup macadamia nut oil or other oil (see page 228)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, and mustard until blended and bright yellow, about 30 seconds. Begin adding 1/4 cup of the macadamia nut oil to the yolk mixture a few drops at a time, whisking constantly. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of macadamia nut oil and the olive oil in a slow, thin stream, whisking constantly, until the mayonnaise is thick and lighter in color.

Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy these tasty Paleo Sliders.

About Diane

Diane is a Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Paleo nutrition, blood sugar regulation, food allergies/intolerances and digestive health. She is also the writer of one of my favorite books, the New York Times Bestseller “Practical Paleo”.

Please check out her website www.balancedbites.com for more awesome recipes and Paleo information.

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