Superbowl Sliders

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By Nancy Buchanan



by Nancy Buchanan on January 31, 2011

WOO HOO!! Week 2 of Superbowl menus!!! Now, in case you missed it, here’s a quick summary. Last week I started things off with a Sparkling Ginger Lemonade, Tandoori Chicken with Mango Curry Slaw and Crispy Chocolate and Coconut Cookies!!! But because you can never have too many menus to choose from, I decided to do another one featuring another classic… sliders!

Specifically, Superbowl Sliders. But these are not your average, little mini hamburgers. No, I kicked these babies up a notch with a spicy Chipotle mayonnaise and some marinated red onion – just typing this is making me hungry for one (or 2!).  Like all good Superbowl foods, these are easy to put together – you can prep everything ahead and then all you have to do is grill up the meat and assemble the sliders.

Decorating Tips: Superbowl is one of those holidays (and yes, given our obesession with football I think it qualifies!) that requires few if any decorations!!! But if you are having the gang over for the game, it’s fun to spruce things up a bit – a simple tablecloth (plastic is fine!), some football themed confetti and some curly ribbon are really all it takes to make the “snack station” festive. If you want to “kick it up a notch”, here are some other easy decorating tips!

  • Use a strip of artificial turf as  a runner – a strip that is about 12″ – 18″ wide by 8 feet works for most tables.
  • Use sports trophies as table decor.
  • Need picks for your sliders? Attach confetti to 6 inch skewers with double sided tape.

Here are some other Superbowl recipes you might enjoy -

Recipe Girl – Chorizo, bean and cheese nachos

White on Rice Couple – Spinach Dip


{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda January 31, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Great recipe!!


Maria January 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Perfect for the big game!


Priscilla - She's Cookin' January 31, 2011 at 5:27 pm

You can never go wrong with sliders! These sound especially good with the chipotle mayo!


marla {family fresh cooking} January 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Nancy, these sliders sound awesome! Love the idea of that chipotle mayo. Perfect for anytime at all……not just the SB. xo


Allison [Haute Box] January 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Sliders are so fun to eat! These looks fab.


Lucy Lean January 31, 2011 at 8:47 pm



the urban baker January 31, 2011 at 9:03 pm

my kids love sliders. there is something about holding the whole burger in the palm of their hand that makes them feel like a “man” and not like a boy! have fun this weekend! xx


Paul Jennette February 1, 2011 at 3:31 am

Love it!! I was going to do sliders as well but decided against it…glad I did these sound fantastic! The use of the Sherry sounds like a great way to kick it up. I am huge fan of holiday confetti, use it all the time, thanks to Mom of course who introduced me to it. Have a fun game day!!


Nancy February 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Hi Paul!!!
The sherry does add a nice kick to the mayo and I have to say these sliders are pretty tasty!! Hope you have a great game day too!!!


Mary Ann February 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

That mayonnaise sounds GREAT. Might be good with artichokes, too. I want to try these sliders.
Mary Ann


Nancy February 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

The mayo would be terrific with artichokes and goes great with shrimp too!!! Hope you enjoy the sliders!


naomi February 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Okay, now I’m hungry too! I LOVE sliders and love your addition of chipotle mayonnaise.


Nancy February 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I love them too.. they are the perfect size, mini!!!


Kristen February 2, 2011 at 7:08 am

What a great and festive picture. These look perfect for a game day snack :)


Nancy February 3, 2011 at 10:23 am

Thanks Kristen – this was fun to do!!!


Rich February 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

Nancy, you’re killing me with all these fantastic Super Bowl appetizers. So far, because of you, I have added tandoori chicken and sliders to my menu.

And here’s the thing: I am a football fan. I would like to watch the game, but I have this lingering feeling that I’m going to be stuck in the kitchen because you’ve given me so many ideas. So … my guests will thank you while they’re watching the game :)


Nancy February 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

Well, it’s a tough job but somebody has got to do it!!! For what it’s worth, I am having the same problem – I think we need a whole week for the Superbowl, don’t you?


sippitysup February 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I came here to get away from all this super bowl food. What’s the insanity about a game all about anyway. Although these sliders look like they are worth getting in a “pile up” over! GREG


Nancy February 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

It’s kind of like golf – which everyone “thinks” is about getting a little white ball in a hole when the real purpose is to drive around in those fun little carts drinking your favorite beverage of choice with your friends!


lisaiscooking February 3, 2011 at 6:25 am

I think I could just put the chipotle mayo on a bun and be very happy! These look so great with the decorated picks in them. Festive and fun!


Nancy February 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

You and me both! LOL!! Glad you liked the picks – they definitely help with keeping everything together!


Paula February 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

I can`t stop looking at this! It`s absolutely divine and I want to try this…

Have a great time,


Nancy February 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Hi Paula,

Thank you!! These are tasty sliders and really easy to make – the Chipotle mayo is great on sandwiches too!!


melissa @IWasBornToCook February 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

These look amazing! I love mayo on my burgers…your recipe looks terrific.


Nancy February 6, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Hi Melissa!

I am a mayo fan too and this one is really good on burgers!!


Kim February 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Wow, you’re not kidding about putting an entire menu together! I think sliders are perfect, because guests can munch on one hand and have beer in the other, and not miss a single play. :) Hope you’re not stuck in the kitchen during the entirety of the game!! At least sneak out to view the commercials…



Nancy February 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I am with you on the sliders!!
Enjoying the fame as we speak….


Mike February 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I’d be ecstatic to see these at my superbowl party. The marinated onions are a terrific idea along with the best mayo mixture. Can I get an invite next year?


Nancy February 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Hi Mike!!

Absolutely!! Come on over!! These are pretty tasty sliders and so easy to make ! Hope you are enjoying the game!!


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