Bloody Mary Sliders and Spicy Horseradish Salad

This is a cooking-for-one kind of recipe.  I had the apartment to myself this afternoon and wanted to feed myself something simple and satisfying with minimal fuss.  Now, I don’t usually eat very much meat.  I’ve spent time as a vegetarian and a (kind of) vegan and have learned that I don’t need meat on a daily or even weekly basis.  But this was a day for a burger.  These sliders are moist and flavorful but it’s the salad dressing that packs the biggest flavor punch.  If you prefer to eat your burger on a bun instead of on salad greens as I did, just whip up a serving of the horseradish dressing to smear on the bread.

Bloody Mary Sliders
serves 1

– 1/3 lb 95% lean ground beef
– 1 tsp tomato paste
– 1/4 tsp prepared horseradish
– 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
– a few dashes of celery salt
– pepper to taste
– a little bit of olive oil

1. Mix the tomato paste, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, and pepper.  Add the ground beef and mix until everything is incorporated.  Form into 2 equally-sized patties.

2. Heat oil over medium heat.  You don’t need a lot of oil, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan and keep the sliders from sticking.  Cook the sliders until slightly browned, about 4 minutes on each side.

Spicy Horseradish Salad
serves 1

– 3 cups salad greens
– 1 Tbs plain yogurt
– 1/4 tsp prepared horseradish
– 1 tsp red wine vinegar

1. Mix together yogurt, horseradish, and vinegar.  Toss with salad greens until coated.

To serve:  Heap salad onto a plate and top with sliders.  Sprinkle everything with a little bit of sea salt.

Also, here is a picture of the top of my head and the top of my dog’s head.


2 thoughts on “Bloody Mary Sliders and Spicy Horseradish Salad

    • I’ll be honest, I couldn’t taste it much in the burger but I’m a fan of substitutions almost always. Maybe a little more tomato paste or something else you have on hand that sounds tasty?

      Dan says hi.

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