Sliders—mini burgers—are all the rage at restaurants right now. They’re amazingly simple to make, and if you promise not to tell, I’ll show you the secret to awesomely special burgers: it’s the bun. Sure, you can use a dinner roll for a basic slider bun, but why not try something a bit more exciting? Toast some Italian bread baguette slices, slice open some pita bread, try some of that mini party rye bread….toast it, grill it, top it with a mayo-spice blend….all of a sudden, people will be talking about YOUR sliders!
Mini Cheddar Burgers
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 11 minutes
1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3 Tbs water
8 small slices cheddar cheese
16 slices of small bread or 8 dinner rolls
Olives, pickles and cherry tomatoes for garnish
Ketchup and mustard for toppings
Combine the beef, bread crumbs and water gently. Shape into 8 burgers, about 3/4 inches thick.
Grill outside or broil in the oven, about 5 minutes per side. Top with cheese slices and allow to melt. Assemble patties on bread pieces and garnish with olives, pickles and tomatoes skewered with toothpicks. Serve with ketchup and mustard.
Nutritional Information: 376 Calories, 16 g Fat, 8 g Sat Fat, 76 Cholest., 732 Sodium, 28 Carbs, 2 Fiber, 27 Protein