Tailgating = Wine

I entered a terrific tailgating recipe in the Bandit Wine Tailgating Recipe Contest with yet another Prosciutto-wrapped item.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough room on their entry form to place my entire recipe, so I thought I would share it here and link you to their Facebook page (just click on logo above). They’re 3 guys who have such a great product and also wanted to “flash” that across here as well.  And, you know I like wine. So, I guess  I had to include their Bandit Merlot inside the recipe as well.

Hope you like it!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Spaniard Sliders with Pimento-Tomato Coulis

Yields: 12 sliders

Prep time: 55 minutes (includes 30 minutes marinating time)

Cooking time: 11 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 6 minutes



3 chorizo sausages, casings removed

1 pound lean ground sirloin

1 pound lean ground chuck

1/3 cup finely chopped (jarred) pimentos

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 Tablespoons paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

2 Tablespoons Bandit® Merlot

1 teaspoon salt or salt substitute

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


6 medium-thin slices prosciutto ham, halved length-wise

1/4 cup olive oil

4 to 6 ounces Manchego cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, sliced thin

1 (12 or 14oz.) package (green and purple) cabbage slaw mix

12 precooked sourdough dinner rolls


1 (14oz.) can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings, drained

1/4 cup jarred, diced pimentos

1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar

1/2 Tablespoon honey

1 chopped green onion (tops only)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped

dash salt

dash freshly ground black pepper


Create sliders by placing sausage and ground beef into a large mixing bowl and with hands, thoroughly combine. In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining slider ingredients. Mix in small mixing bowl mixture with sausage and beef mixture. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and set aside in refrigerator for spices to merry, for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare gas grill on medium-high heat. Divide slider mixture into 12 equal portions. Make a slight depression in the center with your finger so that while cooking, mini-burgers can expand without having a dome-like top. Place the slices of prosciutto on a cutting board or piece of wax paper. Place 1 mini-burger in the center on each slice of prosciutto and wrap the prosciutto around patty. Repeat with remaining sliders.

Place burger patties, prosciutto-covered side down on grill over medium-high heat. Drizzle all equally with olive oil. Grill all for 4 to 6 minutes on each side (until the prosciutto is golden). With 1 minute or so to go in cooking time, place slices of cheese on top of mini-burgers to soften. Remove from heat and set aside.

While mini-burgers cook, combine all coulis ingredients into a food processor and pureé. Transfer to a sauté pan and cook over medium heat until thick, about 5 minutes. Cover and remove from heat.

Slice a dinner roll open and place onto a plate. Inside, lay a mini-burger patty and a handful of cabbage. Spoon heaping teaspoons of coulis on top. Cover with top roll. Serve immediately.


About amrecipes

My love of cooking has taken over. I was on the net one day and saw an ad for a recipe contest. I entered. Then, I entered another. Then another, and so on and when I won a contest... an entire year's worth of tomato products, I was hooked. Since then, I've entered many many different recipe contests. I have won a trip to New York, entries into cook-offs, a recipe published in a Kraft/Paula Deen cookbook and many food products and food related items. I enjoy cooking and entering recipe contests. I hope I spark an interest in others to create something they can be proud of. I'm always getting more ideas from the internet. Wow, I remember not having the internet years ago. It's a God send and I'm trying to cover every inch of the food sites!! Join me in my quest to keep fresh ideas flowing and creating new and exciting dishes.
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