March Madness Party Food – Blackened Turkey Basketball Sliders

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Hungry Happenings’ Boar’s Head Blackened Turkey Basketball Sliders
It’s a Keeper’s Kickin Chicken Panini
Tournament Game – Wednesday, March 5, 2014
My Blackened Turkey Basketball Sliders will be going head to head with some Kicken Chicken Paninis on March 5th in the first round of this year’s Boar’s Head® Boldest Bracket Challenge. You can help by voting my sandwich to victory is this four round championship, and by doing so you can earn chances to win these great prizes:
  • Round 1: (8) Boar’s Head Bold t-shirts
  • Round 2: (4) $50 gift card to purchase Boar’s Head Bold products
  • Round 3: (2) $100 gift card to purchase Boar’s Head Bold products
  • FINAL: iPad Air to stream all the games & access Boar’s Head Bold recipes (includes custom Boar’s Head case and $500 gift card) to cater your game-watching party with Boar’s Head products
If you vote for the winning sandwich in a round, you will be eligible to win one of these prizes throughout the tournament. I will win bragging rights, that my sandwich is a champion.
Here’s how the tournament will play out.  
Sixteen sandwiches will compete in four rounds to determine the Grand Champion. Each day during the competition you can visit the Boar’s Head® Boldest Bracket Challenge and vote.

I’ll remind everyone to vote for my sandwich on March 5th and hopefully again as the tournament progresses and my sandwich moves on in the competition.

I am hopeful that my sandwich becomes the champion, but more importantly, I hope some of my readers win some great prizes.

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When I was given the opportunity to create a sandwich using the Boar’s Head Bold line of products, I jumped at the chance. I love their products and they are in my shopping cart every week. It was tough to choose from the complete line of bold products that include meats, cheeses, and sauces that are chipotle, cajon, habanero, jerk, 3 pepper, and horseradish flavored.

I knew I needed some superstars to play on my team and chose Boar’s Head Brand Blackened Turkey Breast and Boar’s Head Brand Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise®. 

To give my sandwich team the competitive edge, I didn’t serve them on ordinary bread. I made a bold choice to use basketball buns. 

Basketball food recipe

They were so easy to make using frozen dinner rolls. I just allowed them to thaw and rise before spraying them with orange food coloring spray. Then I painted on the basketball details using liquid black food coloring.

Basketball food recipe

Once the little rolls were baked, they really looked like basketballs and I knew I had something special. 

Basketball sliders recipe

Of course any good championship team needs good balance, so I chose to use some Boar’s Head Brand Boar’s Head Provolone Cheese along with some sweet roasted red peppers and caramelized onions.

I think I created a winning combination. I hope you think so too and will show me some love by voting.

Basketball snack ideas

Boar’s Head Blackened Turkey Basketball Sliders
Servings: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • 12 small frozen dinner rolls
  • orange food coloring spray
  • liquid black food coloring
  • 12 slices Boar’s Head Brand Blackened Turkey Breast
  • 12 slices Boar’s Head Brand Boar’s Head Provolone Cheese
  • 1 cup caramelized onions
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, julienned
  • ¼ cup Boar’s Head Brand Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise®
  1. Line baking sheet with non-stick tin foil or spray with non-stick spray. Set rolls 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Spray one piece of plastic wrap with non-stick spray and set over frozen rolls. Allow to sit at room temperature until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Remove plastic wrap and spray rolls with orange food coloring. Use a fine tip paint brush (new or food use only) to paint basketball lines on each roll using black food coloring.
  4. Bake rolls for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Cut open dinner rolls and place both halves cut side up on baking sheet. On bottom half arrange one slice of Blackened Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, one slice of Provolone cheese, and heaping tablespoon of both caramelized onions and roasted red peppers.
  6. Heat sliders in a 350 degree F oven until cheese melts. Smear Fiery Chipotle Gourmaise on the top side of dinner roll and set on top of sandwich. Serve hot. 
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  1. says

    Beth, these look delicious and I too love Boar's head meats. Wasn't sure if you noticed or if anyone else pointed it out but in your picture with your description you spelled "backened" instead of blackened. Not trying to be petty or picky, just thought you would want to know that :)

    Best of luck in this competition. They surely look like a winner to me!

    • says

      Thanks so much Kathy.

      Ooops, nothing like having a typo in a pinnable image! Thanks for pointing it out, no one else had. I appreciate you catching that mistake.

    • says

      Thanks, Lisa. I'm pretty sure it's the only way I'd ever make a 3 pointer. Being tall doesn't always translate into being a good basketball player!

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