Shrunken Head Sliders

Shrunken Head Sliders

Shrunken Head Sliders – Kent Whitaker

Shrunken Head Sliders? Is that really a recipe? Heck yea it is!

Check out my entire article for Country Fair USA about fun Halloween cooking for the entire story about these tasty burgers! Why not have some fun with your Halloween Meal Selection! Country Fair USA covers all of the news, fun topics, and recipes from fairs and festivals from across the USA!


Shrunken Head Cheesy Sliders with Grilled Tape Worms and Alien Fingers!

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, 80/20
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, ground
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Steak sauce
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Cheese
  • Steamed or grilled onions
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced pickles

Directions: Combine the beef and ground Italian sausage in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Form into equally sized meatballs about the size of a golf ball. Next, flatten each ball while pinching one side into a thinner piece forming a skeleton head type of shape.

Next, season each side with a light brushing of steak sauce and a few dashes of Cajun seasoning.

Grill, bake or broil as you normally would. Use tiny slices of cheese for x’s representing stitched eyes and for the mouth. I used pepper jack. Serve hot on toasted slider buns covered in cheese with zombie sauce, steamed onion slices and gherkin pickle wedges. Serve open faced.

My original article can be found on www.countyfairsusa.net

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kentwhitaker

Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motor sports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.

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