This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PinThatTwist #CollectiveBias. Here I’ll share a new twist on some family favorites – Black Bean Salsa Sliders and Mango Ice Cream Slushies.
As far back as I can remember, one of the things our family loved to serve with our meals were black beans. With a Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother, we ate black beans with many different dishes including everything from pork chops to flank steak. “Black beans” in Spanish is “frijoles negros”. In most of the Caribbean the word for black beans in Spanish is “habichuela negra”.
These recipes for Black Bean Salsa Sliders and Mango Ice Cream Slushies are perfect for warmer weather temps. Sliders are great for families with young children as they present a smaller serving size. And even though sliders are a bit smaller, they are filling and satisfying for even adult-sized appetites.
This recipe for my Black Bean Salsa Sliders is inspired by my latin heritage and our family’s love of black beans. A slider is a smaller version of a hamburger sandwich. These sandwiches may be proportionately smaller in size but they are big on flavor. The combination of black beans, garlic, onions and tomatoes sitting atop a hearty slice of Kraft sharp cheddar cheese, and Stove Top stuffed ground turkey patties tucked inside a super-soft pint-sized bun makes for a filling meal.
A short video on my Black Bean Salsa Sliders Recipe
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I served our sliders with a side of the Black Bean Salsa and some corn tortilla chips. I also fixed up a spring-inspired Mango Ice Cream Slushy. This post includes all the information you’ll need to create these recipes at home. If you want to have your slushy ready at the same time as your sliders, you’ll want to start with the slushy recipe since it requires three hours of freeze time. This recipe will bring together many of the flavors you love in a slider, with the addition of a few new twists on taste. The key to creating a tasty slider are fresh ingredients combined with a few pantry staples.
Ingredients for Black Bean Salsa Sliders
- 3 lbs Ground Beef or Ground Turkey (yields 25-30 sliders)
- 1 box Stove Top Stuffing in Savory Herb
- 1 brick of Kraft Sharp or Mild Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Eggs – scrambled
- 1 Ripe Roma Tomato
- 1 Avacado – Ripe
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Head of green leaf lettuce
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Salt
- Butter – for oiling the pan
- The onion and garlic in the photo above were used in the black bean salsa – more on that below
Directions for Black Bean Salsa Sliders
Step 1 – Wash produce and set up all ingredients.
Step 2 – Scramble two eggs in a small mixing bowl.
Step 3 – Add the eggs to the ground meat.
Step 4 – Add the box of Stove Top Stuffing to the ground meat mix and eggs.
Step 5 – Add water from the 1 cup of water as needed to moisten the mixture. I live in a dry climate and used the entire cup of water, but you may be able to use less if living in a more humid climate.
Step 6 – Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Garlic Slat to the mis and mix throughly. About this time, place your grill pan on the griddle and add a pat of butter to the pan. Turn the pan on low to melt the butter.
Step 7 – Put down a piece of parchment paper on the counter and scoop a liberal amount of the mixture on top of the parchment paper.
Step 8 – Place a piece of wax paper on top of the meat mixture and roll out the meat mix into just under 1/2 inch in thickness
Step 9 – Use a biscuit cutter to cut out small patties.
Step 10 – Use a spatula to transfer the meat to a grill pan.
Step 11– Turn the heat up to a medium high heat and cook the slider meat patties. Flip them after you’ve cooked them on each side for 3-4 minutes. The length of time will vary based upon the thickness of your patties, thickness of the pan, and heat distribution of your stove top. You can also grill these outside, it just may be a bit more challenging since the patties are small. Step 12 – Slice hunks of cheese in either sharp, mild or medium from a bar of Kraft cheese and lay them on top of your cooking patties to melt the cheese. Step 13 – Keep your patties warm in the oven while you prepare your toppings. I cut the bread rolls, tomatoes, avocado and lettuce while batches of patties were cooked; and while the salsa simmered.
Ingredients for Black Bean Salsa
- 1 Can of black beans
- 1 Whole Roma tomato – cut into 1/2 inch chunks
- 1/3 White onion
- 2 Tablespoons minced garlic – approx. 8 cloves
- 1 Teaspoon garlic salt
- Butter to brown garlic and onions
Directions for Black Bean Salsa
Step 1 – Wash produce and set up all ingredients.
Step 2 – Mince the garlic and onion pieces.
Step 3 – Chop the tomatoes into 1/2 inch chunks.
Step 4 – Place a small post on the stove and add 1 can of black beans to the pot. Turn the heat to medium to heat the black beans.
Step 5 – Mash a portion of the black beans with a potato masher to create a thicker bean sauce. Add garlic salt to the beans and mix. Step 6 -While the beans simmer, heat a medium sized frying pan for cooking the onion and garlic. Add a pat of butter to the pan. Once the butter starts to brown the pan is ready. Step 7 – Once the onions and garlic are browned, add them to the bean sauce and mix together. Step 8 – Add your tomatoes last. Mix them in just before you top your sliders. When you plate your sliders, place the lettuce on the bottom, then the patties with the cheese melted on top. Then add your salsa and avocado. The black bean salsa provides a punch of spicy flavor so I don’t think you’ll need any other toppings, but if you want to add ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise, feel free.
The beauty of this sandwich is you can customize it to your taste. If you’re serving these to young children, check first to see if they like the black bean salsa. You can always serve children a simpler version of this recipe. A refreshing addition to these tasty sliders is my Mango Ice Cream Slushy. My kids love Capri Sun and anything with ice cream!
Ingredients for Mango Ice Cream Slushy
- 1 Box of 10 6 oz. Capri Sun pouches in Fruit Punch
- 1 Can of diced mangos
- 1 Carton of Vanilla Ice Cream
- Ice cube trays or molds to create shapes – I used hearts, stars and flowers for our ice cream shapes
Directions for Mango Ice Cream Slushy
Step 1 – Place your Capri Sun pouches in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours. This should make them into a slushy mixture but not completely freeze them. If they freeze just leave them out to defrost a bit before making the Mango Ice Cream Slush.
Step 2 – Spoon out 1/2 the contents of a carton of vanilla ice cream into a large mixing bowl and place your ice cream out on the counter for about 1/2 an hour. You’ll need to time it so your ice cream mixture is re-frozen about the same time your Capri Sun pouches are frozen to a slushy state. This ice cream mixture also needs at least three hours to re-freeze.
Step 3 – Once the ice cream has softened pour in the entire can of diced mangos (no need to drain). The room temperature of the diced mangos once mixed with the defrosted ice cream should make it easy to mix the mangos and vanilla ice cream.
Step 4 – Spoon the ice cream and mango mixture into your molds and place them in the freezer for 3-4 hours.
Step 5 – Once the Mango Ice Cream is frozen, you’re ready to create your slushy. Just cut open two pouches of Capri Sun and pour into a drinking glass. Top with a few pieces of the molded Mango Vanilla Ice cream shapes and you have a Mango Ice Cream Slushy! I added a pink straw to our slushy to make it easy to drink.
Where you can find the Ingredients
You can find all the ingredients you need to create a new twist on your favorite recipes at Albertson’s grocery store. I found the Kraft cheese in the cheese and dairy case. The Stove Top is Savory Herb from the boxed diners aisle, and the Capri Sun is on the juice aisle.
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