Cajun Pork Sliders

Sliders make the perfect appetizer as well as a fun dinner idea!

These sliders are made with  colorful peppers, ground pork, Andouille sausage and Cajun spices!

Cajun Pork Slider

I’ve had a love affair with tiny objects for as long as I can remember.  My mom had these tiny plastic babies that were 2 inches tall.  Each little doll wore a tiny crochet cap and a matching dress.  Each day I would check on my little babies.  I’d sit and stare and marvel at the fact that someone actually made those itty bitty dresses.

My room was cluttered with tiny porcelain animals and cups and dolls.  Barbie was the best as all her accessories were mere inches tall!  I’d totally be into Polly Pocket if I weren’t an adult with rugs to vacuum.

Cajun Pork Sliders

I still love “cute” little things.  Puppies and kittens make me smile.   Babies leave me swooning.  I cannot even walk by the infant section at Target without cooing over the tiny socks and tee shirts.   I’m a sucker for small.

Cajun Pork Sliders

This love for all things little spills into my diet as well.   Why have a drumstick when I can eat a little chicken wing?  Hot dog?  Forget it,  give me Lil’ Smokies!  Corn dog on a stick?  No thanks, I prefer the mini’s.  Don’t get me started on Cornish Hens!

I adore petite fours, delicate tea cookies, and mini cupcakes despite the fact that their small size only makes me eat more!  They are just too cute to pass up!

Cajun Pork Sliders

  In keeping with the small food theme, I made sliders.  Mini patties made with ground pork.  They are two bite wonders really.  Lots of Cajun spice in each bite.  I would have preferred to add hot sauce to the mix, but I knew my kids wouldn’t  have been  pleased.  Each tasty morsel is topped with sautéed bell peppers and sliced Andouille sausage for extra spice!   These were little but mighty with all that juicy, Cajun flavor!  I’m afraid,  I may never eat full size burgers again!

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Cajun Pork Sliders

Cajun Pork Sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs ground pork
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Thyme
  • Hot suace, to taste (optional)
  • Salt, pepper ( to taste)
  • 2 Andouille sausage links
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 12 slider buns.

Instructions

  1. In a heavy skillet, cook sausage for about 4-6 minutes or until casings begin to darken. Remove, slice into thin slices and set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to the same skillet. Sauté peppers until they begin to soften, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl combine pork, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, Thyme and salt and pepper. Shape pork into 12 small patties. Heat a stovetop grill pan. Place patties on grill pan and cook about 5-7 minutes per side or until pork has cooked through.
  4. To prepare sliders: slather mayo on each bun. Place one pork slider on the bottom of your bun, top with sliced sausage and 2-3 pepper slices. Serve with more hot sauce if desired.
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30 Responses

  1. Tanya, you crack me up! I also am a total sucker for small!! There must be a doll house museum somewhere between you and me that we can meet and obsess over muffin tins that are choking hazards and high heels smaller than my pinky nail. #imnotkidding Pinning these delicious tiny wonders!

    • Oh my gosh mini baking supplies are the cutest!!! We could start an EBay shop with our tiny treasures!

  2. Mmmm these are adorable and they sound amazing! I love that you would play with Poly Pockets except for the vacuuming part!

    • Polly pocket has the coolest stuff!

  3. These are so cute and sound delicious too! Was it hard to contain all that porky goodness on the tiny bun?

  4. I like the idea of pork patties, Tanya. In fact, we rarely make sausage links anymore, using the meat to make patties, instead. I will definitely keep this slider idea in mind, though, should I have a party and plan on serving pork patties. I think sliders would prove to be far more popular than burger-sized patties. Thanks for the idea and recipe.

    • Since I can’t eat a full sized burger, these are perfect! Thanks John!

  5. these are adorable! goodness, so full of flavor too! my boys would devour these in 3 seconds flat!!

  6. As a mom of little girls who love tiny things, I must say…..I feel for your mom! As fun as they are for kids to collect and play with, they are impossible to keep track of and clean up! Cute little food, on the other hand? Sign me up.

  7. Oh my goodness, these look wonderful! You’re making my mouth water. Yum!

  8. Dude, this is like my dream sammich. Spicy, a little sweet, crispy, crunchy awesomeness. And CAJUN. I swear, for never really having been to the South, I am totally Southern!

    • I know, I should been born down South!

  9. I love sliders and love the Cajun twist on these, so flavorful! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  10. Thanks for sharing. I featured this recipe today at the close of my one bit recipe post.

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