Avocado Sliders

This recipe is surprisingly simple and very flavorful! I tried it at a cooking class with some friends and it was so fun! The bun is actually made out of puff pastry dough and it really works.  Great as an appetizer for a party or for a fun dinner.


1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
1/2 pound extremely lean ground beef
1/4 Cup chopped cilantro
Zest of 1 lime (+ a little juice)
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 t each salt and pepper
12 avocado cubes/slices

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut out 12 rounds from puff pastry sheet. Place on baking sheet and bake until golden, about 12 minutes.

2. Combine ground beef, cilantro, lime, garlic, salt and pepper; form into twelve 1-inch balls. Press an avocado cube/slice into each and shape into patties. (If you make cubes then the sliders look sort of like a meatball. If you make slices, you can sort of fold the meat over it and make a flat patty.) Pan-fry (or grill, but they cook quick!) until cooked through, about 5 minutes on the stove top, less if your grill is pretty hot.

3. Split puff pastry “buns” and assemble the sliders with the patties and desired condiments. A jalapeno or chipotle mayo would be knock-out on these!


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