I’m not much of a red meat eater but I do enjoy an occasional burger sliders with crispy fries. There’s something about that smell of a burger that’s so irresistible. Thing is, I can’t finish a full-size burger so a slider works better for me. Maybe some people can relate to this.
When I make sliders I like to load it up with all the trimmings. Of course, there will be cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and a dressing to smear on the buns. Mixing equal parts of mayo and ketchup makes for an easy and fast dressing. Prepared barbecue sauce is also a good option.
This recipe uses ground sirloin which is more lean, but sometimes I also use ground turkey. And actually I do like both versions.
For the lettuce I love to use spring salad mix because the leaves are small enough to fit inside the buns. And the variety of lettuces in the mix makes it more appealing.
As for flavorings, it’s simply salt and pepper, finely chopped green onions and worcestershire sauce. All of these are mixed with the ground sirloin to be made into burger patties.
It’s a good idea to use a patty maker if you have it. I bought this gadget years ago and it serves me well. It really makes a perfect patty with ridges on top.
The burgers can be cooked stove top using an iron skillet or any frying pan. If you like grilling outdoors, you can certainly cook it on an outdoor grill on medium heat.
The best part of making burger sliders is it cooks really fast, just 8 minutes. This is why it’s perfect as a weeknight dinner, or for weekend entertaining. So I hope you try it when you are craving for a burger.
In a large boil combine ground sirloin, chopped green onions, worcestershire sauce, salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix it together until well combined.
Divide meat mixture into 6 equal portions. Wet your hands with water and form 6 balls of the meat mixture. Shape it into 6 patties, with the size to fit the buns. (Use a patty maker if you have it). Use your finger to make a shallow indent on the center. This will prevent rising in the middle. Set aside on a platter.
Make the dressing: Combine mayo and ketchup in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside. Cut the cheese to fit the size of the burger patties.
Prepare an iron skillet or frying pan on medium-high heat. Brush some oil on the skillet. When it's hot, cook the 6 patties for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium. At the last minute of cooking top each patty with cheese just to let it melt. When done, remove from heat.
Assemble the sliders: Cut each slider open and smear both halves with mayo and ketchup mixture. Add the burger patty on the bottom part of the bun, then the tomato slice. Sprinkle a little salt on the tomato slice and add some spring greens on top. Cover with the top half of the bun. Repeat process to make all 6 sliders.