Game Sliders with Jalapeño Poppers

I’ve given up on low carb breads or any form of immitation burger buns, etc.
It. Just. Doesn’t. Taste. The. Same. End of story.

Instead, I’ve decided I rather like a bun-less burger!
Sometimes I use grilled aubergine as a ‘base’ – really yum and I’ll post a version of these soon – but this time I opted for lettuce and it was great!
It also looked prettier.

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These are great for low-key stay-in date-nights – you know, when the kids have gone to bed and you can enjoy this with a glass of wine and watch your fave movie…
Or better yet – Friday Food!
Light a fire outside, watch the sun set and enjoy a glass of wine…
{You see how each scenario features that glass of wine… ;)}

Whatever the occasion, these are yum.

I used ‘game’ or ‘venison’, but that mostly refers to the meat from a deer.
This was wild pig.
You could use normal pork mince, mixed with beef or any mince really – just make sure to season accordingly.

Game Sliders with Jalapeno Poppers

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: moderate
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You will need:

1.5 kg minced meat {I used a combination of partially smoked wild pig mince with pork cheese griller meat}
1/2 an onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbs Peppadew Spice
2 eggs

Mix everything together very well and shape your burgers.
They should not be too big – these are sliders – you will get about 20 burgers.
Cook on the barbecue / Weber / Big Green Egg / cast iron griddle until it’s cooked through and slightly charred on the outside.

I made this raw tomato relish to accompany the burgers. The slightly tangy acidity goes really well with the smokiness of the burgers!

2 cups cherry tomatoes {mine came straight from the garden!}
2 cloves of garlic

Blend this quickly until it’s just really finely chopped, then add 3 tbs olive oil and 2 tsp fine salt.
Mix well and keep chilled.

Serve the burgers on a large piece of lettuce, topped with a slice or 2 of Mozzarella cheese and a couple of jalapeno poppers and the tomato relish on the side.

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And – for those guys {let’s face it – all of you!} that need a little reminder:

Vday 2015

 

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