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Super Bowl Sunday Round-up!

As usual I’m “late to the party” with this post.  But if you’re like me and haven’t decided what to prepare for Super Bowl Sunday, here’s a rowdy round-up of complete deliciousness 🙂


Chicken Wonton Tacos with Sesame Slaw from Alaska from Scratch

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Jalapeno Spiced Raspberry Glaze from 1227 Foster

Butterbean Hummus with Smoked Paprika Oil from Frugal Feeding

Award Winning Beef chili from Blue Kale Road

Can’t forget the dessert!

Cherry Berry Chocolate Ice Cream Cake from Pink Patisserie

Coconut Tuiles from Pastry Craft Seattle

Dreamy Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting from A Beautiful Bite

Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,


Grilled Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Sautéed Sweet Onions and Swiss Cheese

Serves 12


2 lbs Pork Tenderloin (not marinated) Each whole tenderloin is about 1lb each.

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup mirin (Japanese cooking wine)

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon (or more to taste) Asian chili paste or hot sauce (I like Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chili Paste)

1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

6-8 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped

Dash of sesame oil

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Serve with:

Sautéed Sweet Onions (recipe below)

Hot mustard

Slices of Swiss cheese (optional)

Mini or slider buns, or Hawaiian Bread Rolls


Combine marinade ingredients in a large ziploc bag or glass baking dish.  Add the tenderloins to the marinade and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

To prepare:

Pre-heat the grill to 375F (The pork can also be oven roasted. See below).  Place the tenderloins on the grill and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145F.

You may need to flip the tenderloins a time or two to keep the marinade from burning and evenly brown the pork.

When the pork is done remove from the heat and place on a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes.

Thinly slice the pork and assemble on slider buns, topped with a small slice of Swiss cheese and warm sautéed sweet onions.

Serve with Asian hot sauce or hot mustard mixed

*The pork can also be roasted in a 375F oven until the internal temperature reaches 145F.  About 20 minutes.

Add a little of the marinade in the roasting pan or baking dish to keep the tenderloin moist.

Sautéed Sweet Onions


3 large sweet onions, halved and thin sliced (Walla Walla, Vidalia, Maui, Texas Sweet)

4 tablespoons clarified butter or oil


Heat the butter over medium heat in a large sauté pan or skillet.  When the butter is melted and/or oil is hot, add all the onions. Keep turning the onions in the pan for the first few minutes to keep them from burning.  Turn down the heat to medium low if needed.

Let the onions cook down, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown and caramelized.  This usually takes about 20 – 30 minutes.  Once they are nicely golden brown remove them from the heat.

Season with a pinch of salt and serve with the pork sliders.

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  • Reply
    February 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

    The onions sound perfect for any Sunday 🙂

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      February 2, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Yes they do Tandy! I could add those onions to most anything. 🙂

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    Danny @ 1227 Foster
    February 2, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Love the ingredients in your sliders and how you blended the mirin with soy sauce — did a similar blend for my salmon this week. I also love Hawaiian Bread Rolls for just the right amount of sweetness. Thanks for including me in the roundup 🙂 Have a great party!

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      February 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Danny and you are so welcome! Did you post your salmon dish? Sounds delish!! Yes, gotta love those Hawaiian rolls, just once a year though. LOL!

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        Danny @ 1227 Foster
        February 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

        Unfortunately, I didn’t take photos because I didn’t have the right accompaniment to the salmon and ended up eating it by itself. Will have to redo it soon and then post it! 🙂

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    February 2, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Awesome round up Karista! Enjoy the Super Bowl tomorrow.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    • Reply
      February 2, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Thanks Mandy! I’ll be cooking today and tomorrow 🙂

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    Maya @ Alaska from Scratch
    February 2, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Great to be included! Thank you, my dear! 🙂 Happy Super Bowl!

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      February 2, 2013 at 10:50 am

      You are so welcome Maya!! Love, love those tacos 🙂

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    February 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Seriously! Now I wish we had the Super Bowl too 🙂 and I’m not even a sports fan…

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      February 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Hahaha! Alli it’s just another excuse to celebrate with food. 🙂

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    Shut Up & Cook
    February 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Happy Almost Super Bowl Sunday!

    I’m in it for the nachos myself.

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      February 3, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Hope you had a delicious day 🙂

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    February 3, 2013 at 4:23 am

    the sliders are amazing, I love the marinade with mirin, soy sauce, chili paste…, sounds really flavorful 😉 and thank you for posting the roundup, I checked them all and they’re all beautiful and mouth-watering !!!

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      February 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks! It is a lovely marinade that I use for poultry and veggies as well as pork. 🙂 Have a delicious week!

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    February 3, 2013 at 7:06 am

    The sliders have to be a big hit. I have searched all our local markets and not one of them have the little buns to make sliders so I have to go the big sandwich route.

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      February 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Big sandwiches always work. 🙂 Then you don’t have to return for seconds. Have a delicious week!

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    February 3, 2013 at 11:15 am

    The sliders look great, and thanks for sharing links to the other recipes! 🙂

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      February 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Nancy!! Have a delicious week!

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    February 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the link, Karista! I still don’t understand American football…

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      February 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      LOL! Me neither.

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    February 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Wow. These sliders are stunning!

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    February 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Speaking of late to the party. I’m no football fan except for the nosh served in which case I hope someday to be invited to a ‘superbowl party’ so I can hang by the food table 🙂 x wendy

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