I love to watch “Eat Street” on The Cooking Channel . . . they showcase the best street food that can be found from vendors that prepare any and all kinds of delicious foods from vending trucks. One episode that stood out in my memory was Cross Cut Sliders. I can’t remember the exact way they prepared them, only that they sandwiched mini burgers between cross cut fries and there was a dripping melting cheese involved. It looked ooey gooey good! Since I have some fresh “Hatch” green chile on hand it sounded too good not to make some sliders with green chile and melting queso. They are too messy for finger food, you’ll definitely need a knife and fork for these guys.
1 pound Ground Beef, divided into 8 (2 ounce) patties
16 large frozen Cross Cut Fries
Queso Cheese, recipe follows
2 Hatch Green Chile, roasted, peeled, seeded and cut into 8 pieces
Salt and Pepper or your favorite Hamburger Seasoning
Bake frozen cross cut fries according to package directions. Form mini hamburger patties, salt & pepper. Grill on a hot grill about 4 minutes on each side. Place the grilled patties between cross cut fries and top with green chile and queso.
Serves 2 – 3
8 ounces Velveeta Queso Blanco, cubed
2 Hatch Green Chile, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup Red Onion, chopped
1/4 cup Tomato, chopped
1/4 cup Half and Half
Saute onion in a heated saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add cubes of Velveeta Queso Blanco and stir to melt. Stir in half and half, green chile and tomato.