These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Cheddar Biscuit Sliders -- Fast Food the Grain-free Way!
Tonight I made Cheddar Biscuit Sliders for dinner. What are Cheddar Biscuit Sliders you ask??? Well, it's fast food...the grain-free, REAL food way. Simply put, they are mini burgers sandwiched inside my Easy Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuits! I had a little over a pound of ground sirloin in the fridge. I placed the beef in a bowl and added a couple tablespoons of finely diced onion and a few generous shakes of Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning (you can buy it in your local grocery store) and mixed everything together well. I left the onion out of hubby's burgers since he doesn't care for it. I formed the ground sirloin into small patties the size of my biscuits and cooked them in a large skillet with a little bit of oil until they were medium-well. Since they are small, they cook quickly. I had a plate of Easy Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuits leftover that I made this past weekend for breakfast. Using a sharp serrated knife, I sliced them in half and placed them open-faced in a baking pan in a 300 degree oven to warm and lightly toast while the burgers cooked. While the burgers cooked and the biscuits warmed, I opened a package of fresh haricots verts (long thin French green beans) and placed them in a covered Pyrex casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of water and microwaved them on high for 2 minutes; then added a bit of diced fresh red bell pepper and microwaved another 2 minutes more. I drained the tiny bit of water in the bottom of the dish and added some Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter and a dash of Celtic sea salt...and in less than 5 minutes I had a beautiful, fresh side dish that is SO much better than boring french fries to serve alongside my burgers. So, tonight we had "fast food" for dinner. Fast food has understandably gotten a bad rap recently...but there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating fast food...as long as you are eating fast REAL food. Tonight I did just that! Before removing the sliders from the skillet, I placed some sliced white cheddar cheese with chipotle peppers (similar to pepper-jack cheese) on top of each to melt and then placed them on top of the biscuit bottoms, added a little squeeze of ketchup (with no HFCS) and then added the little biscuit lids...and "Voila"...Cheddar Biscuit Sliders. I loved utilizing the leftover biscuits as little slider buns...and I must say that they were so much better than any slider bun I had ever had before! I snapped a few photos below. If you'd like to see the recipe for my biscuits that I made this past weekend (and used here as slider buns)...the recipe is here: -----> Easy Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuits. Enjoy!
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Where do you get the haricot verts? I've looked for them at my local publix but the only things I've seen are the French beans. - Neha
Hi Neha! I have occasionally found them at Publix, but not regularly. Most of the time I find them at Costco -- Sam's Club carries them sometimes, too. Costco sells them in 2 1-pound packages and they are beautiful. I make them as a side veggie every Christmas and add the red bell pepper and toasted almonds to them. Hopefully you can find them -- I like them when cooked to "tender-crisp" stage -- where they have a little bite to them and they stay nice and bright green. :-)
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