Gameday Pork Chop Sliders

It’s football season!  That means one thing to foodies: FOOTBALL FOOD!

Gameday and tailgate food is its own unique cuisine. It’s not the most healthy food, but it doesn’t have to be a heart attack on a tortilla chip either.

These sliders were inspired by my Best Pork Chops You’ll Ever Eat, and they’ve been a hit with the football fans in my life. I hope you love them too!

Pork Chop Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 2 Small Boneless Pork Chops or 4 Cutlets
  • 1 Large Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Lite Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lemon Juice Concentrate
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Hot Dog Buns (Potato Buns, if available)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, paprika  cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder in a medium sized bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. If you don’t have cutlets, slice pork chops in half to make them thin. Place them flat on a cutting board and lay your hand flat on top of the chop with fingers straight. Slice through, slowly, using a knife with a serrated edge. Saw back and forth while pressing down gently with your hand.PSX_20180916_192859
  3. Cut buns in half, so that you have 4 shorter, slider-length buns, and place them on a large cookie sheet, open with the insides facing upwards.
  4. Peel onion, and slice thin. Cut into 1-2 inch strips.
  5. Peel apples, and slice them into thin circles.PSX_20180916_192723
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
  7. Dredge the pork chops through the seasoning mix, coating both sides, and cook for 3 minutes per side in the skillet.
  8. Remove pork chops from the skillet and set aside.
  9. Add onions to the skillet with the chop drippings and vegetable oil. Saute them on medium until they are soft. Remove and set aside.
  10. Add apple slices to skillet and cook them on medium/low for 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
  11. Put buns on the center rack of the oven, and broil for about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes.
  12. Serve with the pork chops, apple slices, and grilled onions on the buns.

These don’t need any mayo or sauce, but they are enhanced by a little cilantro, if you like it.

Makes 4 sliders.

 

 

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