Has anyone heard of these new slider mini sandwiches? They are the perfect size for kids to fill up on, but even more awesome than being the perfect size for all the little munchkins in my house, is that they make the perfect holiday potluck party food. There is a whole world of bite-sized party food I was completely unaware of until I found this delicious slider recipe on Youtube. There are tons of recipes to make all kinds of interesting things in ice trays over there, but the most outstanding recipe I found was for Ice Cube Tray Pizza Party Bites. I had to attend a potluck at my office and I usually make a crockpot dish for these types of events, but someone else was already making a crockpot entree, so these French Dip Sliders were going to be perfect for the occasion. I started by sauteing my onion and garlic till caramelized.
Then I put my slider buns in a baking dish and covered them with roast beef.
Then I added the caramelized onion and the provolone cheese then put the top buns on, then brushed them with butter and sprinkled with garlic salt and baked in the oven for about 10 minutes.
These sliders are truly amazing, I highly recommend them.
5 tbsp. butter, divided
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1 lb. thinly sliced deli roast beef
1 lb. sliced provolone cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 glove of minced garlic
1 1/2 cup beef broth
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add onion and thyme sprigs and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Discard thyme.
2. Place bottom halves of slider buns on a large baking sheet and top with roast beef, provolone cheese, caramelized onions, and slider bun tops.
3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter and brush on top of buns. Sprinkle with garlic powder, coarse salt, and parsley and bake until cheese is melty and sliders are warmed through, 10 to 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, make au jus: Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the same skillet and melt over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then add beef broth, Worcestershire, and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until slightly reduced, 10 minutes.