As a food blogger, there’s always a time of the year to focus on food, and January is all about The Super Bowl. It’s that time where almost the whole country will be tuned to the biggest game of the year, and you can be certain everyone will be starving. Luckily I have a recipe that will be that talk of your party! You might need pads and a helmet just to get to these mini sliders.
I’m also excited to be starting 2016 as an ambassador for Lightlife, a leader in sustainable plant-protein, to create mouth-watering recipes that everyone can enjoy. It’s no secret that my blog doesn’t solely focus on being meat-free, but good healthy food should always be recognized in any form, and I love the choice from Lightlife and their background story.
Lightlife originally started as Tempeh Works back in 1979 in a converted car wash barn. Since then they’ve kept up the momentum and released many new and exciting products with a simple mission to provide healthy vegetarian food for anyone and still manage to proudly call themselves a sustainable company. A new year brings new goals for most people and one I’ll be focusing on is to lower my cholesterol levels. Lightlife’s plant-based protein products are perfect to help me knock out that goal!
So, back to the recipe. I used Lightlife Smart Patties with Quinoa to make sliders. These mini sized burgers are so easy to make and will disappear fast when you serve them up at the game. The Smart Patties are topped with melted cheddar, caramelized beer onions and a sweet blackberry bbq sauce. The key is to prep ahead, make the onions and sauce the night before Super Bowl, so all you have to do is throw the patties on the grill and add the rest of the ingredients.
Use a good dark beer in the onions for maximum flavor, and once you taste the blackberry bbq sauce you’ll wonder why you should ever buy regular sauce again! Feel free to try any kind of cheese, but I like a strong sharp cheddar on my burgers. It’s all about building the flavors and the best darn slider you’ll ever taste, seriously!
For the full recipe, click here!
This was a sponsored post for Lightlife. All thoughts and opinions are always my own!