Summer is definitely a time for parrilladas, family get togethers and parties! I was blessed in growing up in an area that was literally a melting pot of culture. In fact, at home, my parents taught me Italian and Spanish and English is actually my third language! While most of you know that I focus on my traditional Italian recipes, I have a slew of Hispanic recipes up my sleeve. I can make meals from the Caribbean to South America.
Just like with my Italian culture, Hispanic culture is all about La Familia – the family. We love spending time together, to cook together, and enjoy every second of everyday together. La Morena brings authentic Mexican flavor straight to your kitchen or to the parrilla.
We love grilling, we do it almost everyday, and every single time, a new recipe is created! We can’t get boring can we now?!
So this is a two part recipe. We’re going to be making sliders and potatoes to go with them. The flavors are all complimentary and they will bring you and your taste buds to Cancun or Acapulco – you can decide later for yourself.
See magic happens inside a Latina’s kitchen. It’s where stories are passed down from generation to generation, in my house – some days – it’s Like Water for Chocolate.
I’m going to warn you of one mistake I made with this recipe, I used extra lean ground beef, and the sliders came out a little too dry for my liking. Try using a fattier ground beef, for super moist sliders.
So the first thing you want to do is go to your local Walmart, and go straight to the Hispanic Aisle to pick up 2 cans of La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce and 1 Can of La Morena Jalapeno Peppers. Not sure where to find them? Check this out!
Next you want to make sure you pick up some Sazon con Achiote, Adobo (with the blue lid), Cilantro and Peach Preserves. Once you have those all picked up, we’re ready for a parrillada that is absolutely delicious!
I like my sliders a little thick, so I always use more ground beef. Out of two pounds of ground beef, I was able to make 12 sliders. You can easily double that if you make them a little thinner.
Once you have all of your ingredients, chop up the cilantro and chipotle peppers, add sazon and adobo, mix well so that all ingredients are incorporated, shape your patties and off to the parrilla you go!
The papitas are even easier to make. Chop up a small onion, a jalapeno pepper, sprinkle some adobo seasoning, some olive oil, toss everything together, and roast them, right on your grill! Super easy to do, and even more delicious!
Now if you’re anything like me, you KNOW that the SAUCE is what makes every meal memorable. Mixing flavors together to give your palate an even more tantalizing experience is what sauces are made for. Here’s a super easy sauce that is sweet and spicy and everything nice to help bring all of these flavors together.
Just gather some peach preserves, some more chipotle peppers from La Morena, cilantro and ketchup boil it all together and then just pour over your sliders, or use them as a dip for the papas. Yum!
- 2LBS. Ground Beef
- 4 La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce - Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro - Chopped
- 2 Packets of Sazon con Achiote
- 1TBSP Adobo Seasoning
- 6 Potatoes - Sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 2 La Morena Jalapenos - chopped
- 2TBSP Cilantro - Chopped
- 1 Small Onion - Chopped
- Olive Oil
- For Chipotle Peach Ketchup
- 2 TBSP Ketchup
- 1 Cup Peach Preserves
- 3 La Morena Chipotle Peppers - Chopped
- 1 TBSP Cilantro - Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 2 TBSP Sofrito
- Mix all of the ingredients together and shape your sliders.
- Cook sliders 3 minutes on each side - 6 minutes total.
- **Note** you can cook them less for a medium rare burger
- In a Zip Bag, mix and toss the potatoes and seasonings
- Layer potatoes onto a grill pan and place on grill
- Cook until golden and tender
- In a small sauce pot add your sofrito and sweat it for 2 minutes
- Add your chipotle peppers, peach preserves, cilantro, ketchup and water
- Bring to a boil and let it boil for 1 minute
- Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
For more recipes check out La Morena and tell me which one you’re going to try before Summer’s End!