Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-3
Weight Watchers Info: 11 PointsPlus per slider.
  • 1 pound ground beef (or turkey or bison, I suppose)
  • Salt and Pepper (or steak seasoning)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Sweet onion, diced
  • ½ Cup whiskey
  • 1 Cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ Cup jarred jalapeno slices (more if you want extra bite)
  • 6 Whole slider buns
  1. Form meat into 6 patties and salt and pepper (or otherwise season) both sides.
  2. Melt butter in cast iron (or other heavy) skillet, and cook patties until almost done on both sides–don’t fully cook.
  3. Remove patties from skillet, and drain all but two tablespoons or so of the grease, then return skillet to the stove.
  4. Saute onions in skillet until translucent.
  5. Pour in whiskey (turn off flames momentarily, if using a gas stove), stir with onions, and allow to reduce by half (2-3 minutes)
  6. Stir in jalapenos and bbq sauce.
  7. Reduce heat to low and return patties to sauce, turning to thoroughly coat. Let sauce get good and hot and thick.
  8. Place patties on buns, spoon extra sauce on each one and eat!
The original recipe used this amount of sauce with 2 pounds of meat. I halved the meat (since there were only two of us), but wanted the full amount of sauce--and was glad I did. I don't think there would have been enough sauce if I'd halved it as well.
Recipe by The Taste Place at http://www.thetasteplace.com/2012/07/25/spicy-whiskey-bbq-sliders-from-the-pioneer-woman/