Nothing makes a party a party like tiny food. Well, fine, that’s not quite true – music and a stocked bar are probably the real necessities for a party, but foods like pigs in a blanket, tiny quiches and sliders definitely add some flair.
The first key to this recipe for sliders is quality – both in the terms of the ground beef you buy and the condiments you choose to top your sliders with. The other key is the egg – it keeps the small burgers from falling apart while they’re on the grill. After that, it’s just having the deft fingers to stack these little guys (you might want some toothpicks to hold them together).
They only take five minutes to cook, after which you can assemble them, crack open a beer, sit back and watch them disappear in a matter of seconds.
*Photo and recipe via Thanksgiving.com
- 3 pounds ground chuck beef
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon steak sauce
- 1 egg
- 18 mini buns
- For optional condiments Butter lettuce, tomato slices, red onions, avocado, thousand Island dressing, bacon
- 1 Preheat grill to 350F.
- 2 In large bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper, mustard, steak sauce and egg. Mix gently until just combined.
- 3 Form beef mixture into 18 same-size patties and place on baking tray lined with parchment paper. Use thumb to press shallow divot in top center of each burger patty. Place beef patties on grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and grill for 2 to 3 minutes more or until desired doneness.
- 4 Place patties on slider buns and arrange on platter, then serve immediately with your favorite condiments.