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Zippy Lip Pumpkin Sliders

By Marc "Zippy Lip" Ippoliti

Fall is just around the corner, and our dear friend Zippy Lip has created a wonderful recipe infusing both Cow Lick and Pineapple Head. We recommend executing these sliders for dear family and friends.


Print Recipe

The buns:

  • 1 small pumpkin, about the size of an average acorn squash
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Fresh grated nutmeg
  • Butter
  • Dizzy Pig® Pineapple Head

The burgers:

  • Ground chuck
  • Cheese
  • Dizzy Pig® Cow Lick



The buns:

  1. Cut pumpkin in half, scoop out seeds, rub with vegetable oil, grill until soft.
  2. After the pumpkin cools, scoop out the flesh and either mash it or put it through a ricer.
  3. Add egg, flour, freshly grated nutmeg and fold together with a spoon until smooth. Add additional flour, about a tablespoon at a time, until you have a dough that can somewhat retain its shape, but should still be droopy, wet looking and sticky. Adding too much flour will reduce the pumpkin flavor and can increase the toughness, particularly if you work the dough too much.
  4. Spray Pam onto a sheet of plastic wrap, place the dough on, and then another well sprayed sheet of plastic wrap on top. Roll the dough about ½ inch thick, and then refrigerate to stiffen up a bit.
  5. When you are ready to cook, remove the top sheet of plastic wrap and cut the dough into discs with a biscuit cutter, resting each one on a well oiled surface.
  6. Liberally sprinkle Dizzy Pig Pineapple Head seasoning on top.
  7. Preheat a cast iron pan, add about 2 tablespoons of butter, then add the buns, seasoned side down, taking this opportunity to add more Pineapple Head to the opposite side.
  8. Cook until well caramelized, flip & repeat, remove to a cooling rack.

The burgers

  1. Place sheets of plastic wrap underneath and on top of the ground chuck (like we did for the pumpkin dough) and roll the ground chuck to about ½ inch thick.
  2. Using the same biscuit cutter, cut out chuck sliders, season well with Dizzy Pig Cow Lick, and grill.
  3. Add optional cheese right after the flip, these little guys only take a couple minutes, then take them to the buns.
  4. Serve with seasonal pumpkin spice ale or your favorite beer. Enjoy!