Thursday, June 23, 2011

Banzai Sliders


Hubby LOVES Red Robin's Banzai burger. I mean like really lots. He used to always hem and haw between the Royal (you know the one with the fried egg on top) and the Banzai. The Banzai pretty much always won...AND now there really isn't any debate anymore because hubby found out you can just add the fried egg to the top of the Banzai...don't worry I did NOT add egg to this one.

For awhile I have been wanting to search/experiment with recipes for my Hubby's beloved burger. I finally tweaked a couple ideas and came up with this mini-kid-friendly slider version.

Oh.My.Word.

So Good. Setting aside the birth of my children, I don't know if I have been this pleased with myself...hahaha. This mini burger was sinfully delightful. There is something about the mixture between the teriyaki marinated hamburger patty, the marinated and grilled pineapple, and then the Hawaiian roll...goodness me.

I kind of want another three one already.

This recipe is pretty fuss free AND totally worth it. Trust me.

Banzai Sliders 
makes about 10


ingredients

1/2 lb ground chuck
1/2 lb ground sirloin
*or 1 lb of the same, your choice
salt
pepper
can of sliced pineapple
small slices of cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
sliced tomato
mayo
King Hawaiian rolls


teriyaki sauce this is my go-to teriyaki recipe, I use if for TONS of things:
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup soy sauce *this is edited 6/24/11...I originally first put SUGAR...OOPS...that would be SUPER sweet. Thanks to the catcher of the mistake!!!
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Mix all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat on med high heat till boiling. Turn down to let simmer for about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Pour sauce into a large enough rubbermaid type container. Put in the fridge and let chill for 30-45 minutes.

Meanwhile make hamburger patties. Mix hamburger and salt and pepper to taste. Form patties just larger than the diameter of your rolls.

Once the marinade has cooled, put the hamburger patties in one air tight container and the sliced pineapple in another. Pour the marinade over each, with a smaller amount going over the pineapple. Put everything in the fridge and let marinate for anywhere from 1-4 hours.

When time is up, grill the pineapple and also the patties.

Split and toast the rolls.

Assemble by stacking the patty, the cheese, the pineapple, tomato slice, and shredded lettuce.

Now serve with some fries...AND don't forget the napkins.


Mmmmmm.....I am in love.

4 comments:

Big Mama said...

I don't know why, but I have never before considered marinating my ground meat! *lightbulb* I'm going to have to give that a go! It's 9:30 pm here, but I'm thinking I may go outside and grill myself up a bedtime snack :)

Vicky said...

Sounds lush. x

valerie said...

These look awesome!

Nyree said...

oh mama!! those look delicous.

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