sanctuary sliders: new tristram [ale sliders with goat cheese]


Nephalem, you should stay a while and listen to this latest recipe!

After much planning and thinking, I’m ready to go on my next culinary adventure in Sanctuary with a brand new series called “Sanctuary Sliders”. My goal is to create sliders representing regions, monsters, and residents of Sanctuary.

It’ll be a very ambitious project, but I think I’m geared up enough to do it! If you wanna pass a few pieces of gold my way to support this project and the blog, please visit my Patreon. :)

We’re starting series off with where it all begins in Diablo III — New Tristram!


I’ve gone and gathered the best ingredients I could for these special sliders:

  • Mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes and onions from the Forlorn Farm…
  • Beef sourced from only the finest place that totally is Not the Cow Level…
  • Ale from the lovely Slaughtered Calf Inn…
  • And local goat cheese acquired from the goat…men? Um…Yeah…

Well, let’s get cooking!



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 2 tablespoons of worcestershire
  4. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  5. 2 cups of ale
  6. 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  7. 1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
  8. 1 small red onion, sliced
  9. 1 steak tomato, sliced
  10. chevre goat cheese
  11. 2 cups of arugula
  12. 6 small ciabatta rolls
  13. 2 lbs of lean ground beef (I used 94/6)


Prep time for this recipe is about 20 minutes. Cook time is about 35 minutes. This will make about 6 sliders.


  1. Set a pan on high heat.
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Saute your onions and mushrooms for about 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium.
  5. Add in 1/2 cup of your ale. Allow the ale to cook out for about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove the vegetables the pan and set aside.
  7. Using a damp towel, wipe away any charred vegetable bits.


  1. In a large bowl, combine your ground beef with your worcestershire sauce and chopped garlic.
  2. Add in salt and pepper.
  3. Add in your remaining ale and stir it into the mix.
  4. Begin shaping the meat into burger patties. Use a spoon to help portion out the meat. You’ll want to take about 2 spoonfuls of meat. Roll that into a ball and firmly press it flat with your hands.
  5. Continue doing this until you have 6 large patties. Remember, these patties will shrink during cooking!


  1. Set a pan on high heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Once it’s come up to heat, add in 3 – 4 patties (depending on the size of your pan).
  3. Let them cook on one side for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for 5 minutes. The ale will bubble out of the meat at this time. Once done, remove them from the heat and set aside.
  4. While the patties are cooking, place the ciabatta rolls in the oven at 350° for about 2-3 minutes to toast them. Remove them from the oven and cut them open.
  5. Begin building your sliders! Spread the goat cheese on top of the burger patty so it melts. Add your caramelized onions and mushrooms over the goat cheese. You can place the remaining vegetables how ever you’d like. :)
  6. Eat!

NEPHALEM, gg wp!


Now you can sit back, relax and an enjoy a good book with your sliders. You may even want to consider staying a while and listening… ( ?° ?? ?°)


The incredible Meru also took some gorgeous photos for your enjoyment. <3 Feast your eyes on the following food porn:



These sliders will keep your tummy happy while you battle the onslaught of demons!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first installment of this multi-part recipe series. 😀 Stay tuned for the next Sanctuary Sliders! See you around, Nephalem!

the butcher’s inferno meatloaf [bacon-wrapped chorizo and beef meatloaf]


When I found out the Butcher was stomping his way into the Nexus, I was over joyed. Thankfully, the wait is over and you can now enjoy everyone’s favorite meat-crazed demon in Heroes of the Storm!


What a fitting mount! Let’s hope Billie doesn’t end up grilled after this game...

He’s one of the most memorable bosses from the Diablo series, and when I first started playing Diablo III, I thought the Act I fight against him was pretty awesome.


You basically run the risk of being completely engulfed in flames if you can’t kill him before his enrage timer.



You would think that since he’s always surrounded by fire, he’d be pretty good at barbecuing. Do you think they have BBQ competitions in Sanctuary and the Burning Hells? Hmmm

Anyway, since I don’t have a BBQ grill, I decided to create a different type of meaty treat. It’s a spicy little meatloaf full of FRESH MEAT! VEGETABLES BAD. MEAT GOOD!

And because The Butcher lives in such a sizzling place, I decided to add a little heat with some fresh jalapeño peppers. Of course, that is only Torment I level spice… If you wanna bump it up to Torment VI, add in some habañero. But if you want to go to Torment X, I suggest you try getting your hands on some crushed Ghost Chili Peppers and some Trinidad Scorpion Chilies.



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  4. 1 tablespoon of cumin
  5. 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
  6. 1/2 cup of ketchup
  7. 1 egg
  8. 5 cloves of garlic, diced
  9. 1 cup of bread crumbs
  10. 1 onion diced
  11. 1 bell pepper, diced
  12. 2 jalapeño peppers, diced
  13. 1 lb of chorizo, casing removed
  14. 1 lb of bacon
  15. 1 lb of ground lean beef (I used 90/10)


Prep time for this recipe is about 45 minutes. Total cook time is 1 hour 10 minutes. This makes about 5 servings.


  1. Set a pan on medium heat and add in your olive oil.
  2. Sweat your diced onions and garlic.
  3. Remove and set aside. You’ll want them to cool before adding them to your meat mixture.


  1. In a bowl, combine your chorizo and ground beef.
  2. Season lightly with your salt, pepper and cumin. Since the chorizo is already spiced, you don’t need to add that much more seasoning.
  3. Add in your worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in your egg and bread crumbs. Stir to combine.
  5. Add in your diced bell pepper and jalapeño peppers and stir. You may have to use your hands at this point to make sure the mixture is thoroughly combined.blog_infernomeatloaf_mix


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Remember, this dish has chorizo AND bacon, so there will be a A LOT of fat and oils! Make sure your dish is properly lined to reduce clean-up!
  3. Pour your meat mixture onto the baking sheet and form it into a loaf.
  4. Now comes the fun part: create a bacon weave over your meatloaf! If you don’t want to create a bacon weave, you can wrap the bacon around the meatloaf in any way you’d like.
  5. Place the meatloaf in the oven and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature hits 160°.
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Eat!


Now you’re ready to serve this meaty meal to your fellow Nephalems in Sanctuary or your team of Heroes in the Nexus! Just make sure you don’t let Tyrael get to this… You know how he is about eating.


“Being a mortal is very complicated”


Aww yes….FRESH MEAT.


See you in the Eternal Conflict!