5 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
1 pound uncooked bratwurst links, casings removed
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1 cup dark beer or nonalcoholic beer
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
16 dinner rolls, split and toasted
2 cups cheddar and sour cream potato chips, crushed
1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving drippings. Cook bratwurst and onion in drippings over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain well.
2. Stir in the cream cheese, beer, mustard and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon. Spoon 1/4 cup onto each roll; sprinkle with chips. Replace tops.
Prize Winning Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 50 min.
YIELD: 16 sliders.
1 slider: 354 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.