I had a few people over at the last minute to watch the Super Bowl and eat dinner. Since, it is all about the football for me, I wanted food that would be great but was essentially all complete before anyone arrived. Seriously, there is no time to be in the kitchen during the Super Bowl because you have to watch the commercials and the half time show and the game….if you don’t get that and want to get why football can be that much fun for women, check out Flip the Field, but I digress.
Anyway, on the abbreviated menu were sliders. But not your average ‘small sandwich’… we are talking about an elegant and extremely tasty finger food of beef tenderloin sliders with horseradish sauce, pickled red onions, mixed greens and gouda. Oh my!
How to make Beef Tenderloin Sliders with Horseradish Sauce and Pickled Red Onions
Rolls – Awesome, fresh, soft slider rolls are the first ingredient because with sliders, it all starts with the bread
Beef Tenderloin – I grilled a whole beef tenderloin and let it rest for a couple of hours before I even thought about slicing it since I was going to serve it room temperature anyway. Because of the shape of the tenderloin, you’ll have a nice mix of rare, medium rare and a couple of pieces of medium if you cook it like I do. I just can’t cook beef tenderloin past that.
Horseradish Sauce – I make something similar to this but use some Greek yogurt to cut back on calories.
Pickled Red Onions – these really are the bomb!
Mixed Greens – you can use any lettuce of your choice but I like the look and taste of mixed greens on this one.
Gouda – I used the un-aged ‘soft’ gouda not because it is my favorite cheese but because I wanted something creamy and that would not overpower the other flavors. It was a mild cheese taste with a great creamy texture.
I had the pleasure of being invited to this impromptu get together at Melissa’s house. I must say, these sliders were truly amazing. So tender and delicious! – Denise