This blog post was written by, my man, Al.
“Hello world! This is Al Washington and I wanted to put my voice to this blog in celebration of a very special reason. FOOTBALL SEASON!!! I know all my men out there are excited and ready for another great season of football. If you are anything like me, you have counted down for the past 8 months for football and even started watching old football games, preseason games, and probably pee-wee football games just to take the edge off. Well the wait is coming to an end my fellas. In approximately 5 days it is back to the glorious weekends of football. From Saturday to Monday night we are glued to our TV sets, going back and forth to all the games, and trash talking to our friends with opposing teams. But nothing, and I mean nothing, makes football season complete without some good ass food to chow down to while watching the games (Excuse me ladies. This is men talking :-)).
I want to thank all of you for visiting this blog of my “Lady Love”. She works hard and tirelessly to create food that she knows people will enjoy. I love watching her work. She really gets into it. Being in a relationship with a food blogger is great for one big reason, I get to be the first to taste everything. For the most part, everything she makes I love but there are some recipes she tried to create that didn’t turn out so well and I was forced to tell her the harsh truth. I have been her designated photo assistant, sous chef, and consultant. I am the silent influencer of “Brown Sugar” until now.
This week, I influenced Nicole to do a “Football Food Week”. Basically,I tried to explain to her how people are probably looking for food to make for tailgating parties and football kick-off weekend. She didn’t believe that is was that big of a deal but I tried to tell her that it is. Men have waited for this for 8 MONTHS. WE READY!!! Women, if you love your men you will but together a small menu of food for him to enjoy with his boys, buy some beer, and leave them to enjoy their games. Trust me, you will be thanked later. Because I know Nicole has a pretty large fan base, I thought that she can use her platform to give you guys some easy recipe to make for game day. Starting with these “Walking Taco” Burger Sliders. A-YO MEN…GET YOUR WIVES TO MAKE THESE FOR YOU! Now, as much as I would like to take the credit for this idea, this is all from my baby. When she mentioned it to me I thought it was creative and could be a winner. They are! These are easy bite-sized sliders that is perfect for game day. The only hard job about this recipe is making the sliders. Everything else is easy.
Aight, I am getting ready to head on up out of here but I am ready, so ready, for this football season. In case you guys are wondering who my team is, I am a NY Giants fan. I am from New Jersey so just about any New York sports I am a fan. For college football, Notre Dame is my team. Yes sir! Well I’m out of here. You may hear from me again,not really sure. Nicole begged me to add my response so I did, but I prefer to silent in the background. Ya’ll be safe and let’s have a good season.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. ancho chilli pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- ¾ c. queso cheese sauce (store brought or homemade)
- ½ c. pickled jalapeno pepper
- ½ c. salsa
- 2 c. Frito Corn Chips, crushed
- 8 pretzel slider buns
- Turn the ground beef to a medium bowl and add all spices and seasonings. Use your hands to mix the seasonings well with the beef. Take about 2 ounces of the ground beef and flatten into small patties. You should be able to get 6-8 slider patties out of the beef.
- Heat a skillet on stove on medium heat. Place the beef sliders on the skillet and cook on each side for 3-5 minutes until all sliders are cooked. Remove from skillet and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
- Slice the slider bun in half and place the slider on top of the bottom part of the bun. Pour about a tablespoon of the cheese sauce on top of the burger, a few jalapeno slices,a tablespoon of salsa, some crushed corn chips, lettuce, and the top of the slider bun. Place a toothpick through the middle of the slider to keep the slider intact.