Grilled Burger Sliders (Perfect Party Food)

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"Perfect football food or for just a party, I made the onions and bacon up a day ahead and warmed them just before adding them onto the burgers, I doubled the recipe and served them to friends at a patio party, not one was left I'm thinking that I should have made more! The 6 1/2 minutes is for the burger cooking time"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (342.1 g)
  • Calories 1132.8
  • Total Fat - 75.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 24.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 238 mg
  • Sodium - 4152.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 16.7 g
  • Protein - 70.7 g
  • Calcium - 115.2 mg
  • Iron - 7.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

For the Onions: Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add onions, salt, pepper and sugar. Saute onions for a good 20-30 minutes. Allow them to really break down and have the natural sugars come out. Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to use.

Step 2

For the Sliders: Preheat grill to medium-high heat (around 350) Place ground beef, garlic, milk, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, black pepper and cayenne into a large bowl and mix until just combined (use you hands to mix and don't over work the meat).

Step 3

Use a 1/4 cup measure of meat and form into a patty, making an indentation with your thumb in the center. Repeat with remaining ground beef; should make 12 sliders.

Step 4

Place sliders onto the grill and close lid. Cook for 3 1/2 minutes. Flip over and baste cooked side with BBQ sauce, close lid and cook for another 3 minutes or so. Flip again, baste with BBQ sauce and add 2 quarters of cheddar to each patty. Close lid for another minute. Remove from grill.

Step 5

Serve on slider buns with a scoop on sauteed onions, and 2 of the bacon pieces. Add additional BBQ Sauce. Serve hot!

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Tags : Burgers
Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Slider or full size burger this recipe is A+. The onions are heavenly, be sure you make lots of them. The spices in the burgr patties make them interesting and so good. I used Bulls Eye BBQ sauce and chicken bacon (real bacon really is better).  If you make these for the next big game be very careful because there could be a fight over the last slider - make lots they will be devoured Thanks sweety_Lisa for a great Saturnight Burger

(18 Nov 2012)