Beef Croquette Sliders

My friend at work is originally from the Ukraine and he shared a taste of “Koleti” with me at lunch. It’s a mixture of ground beef/pork/chicken basically any meet you have, breaded and pan fried.

All I had was some grass fed beef (85/15) and decided to make my own version.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (used grass fed lean)
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon bell or hot pepper
  • 1 slice bread (soaked in milk)
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • maybe a pinch of dried oregano, basil and cayenne

Mix all of the above and form into uniform patties. Toss the patties in a little bread crumb and cook in a hot pan with a little oil.

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Cook 4/5 minutes per side until golden brown on each side. No major juices should be flowing from the burger (don’t overcook).

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Serve on the bread you have, mine was on baguettes toasted with mayo and melted American cheese. Some Hawaiian bread would have been over the top.

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After months of debate I got a new skillet with lid and am very pleased. It’s “All-Clad” and a work of art. I know there are less expensive quality copies but this pan and lid are expertly made. Thankfully we still make something here in the USA and God sent me one.

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I broke down and bought some BBQ pork rinds, they kept looking at me all week at the grocery.

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