Burger Sliders Anyone?

This past weekend was a busy one at our house! We had a birthday party on Saturday night, Mother’s Day on Sunday afternoon and an engagement party Sunday night! Whew…It was a whirlwind! 

It was our daughter’s 29th birthday so I decided to have a slider burger bar for our party which meant lots of prep for me. But since I love to cook I had a blast with it. I did sliders (which means small burger) so we could have variety instead of just a hamburger.

I made an Asian Burger, Mexican Burger, Bacon Cheese Burger and a Black Bean Burger. Of course with special sauces to make the flavors even better!

The two favorites were the Bacon Cheese Burger and the Asian Burger so I thought I would share the recipes with you. I got out a lot of different spices and fresh everything to get started.

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I put a sticky note by each bowl to write down what I was putting in the burgers so I could pass it on to you.

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Here is the  Bacon Cheese Burger Recipe:

1 pound of lean ground beef

1 pound of 80/20 ground beef

2 eggs

1/3 cup bread crumbs

½ teaspoon garlic salt

Pepper

1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 package of bacon

Mix meat together.  Add eggs and bread crumbs.  Mix well.  I use my hands. Then add all other ingredients  except bacon and make small size hamburgers. Wrap each burger with bacon.  Grill for 4-5 minutes per side on medium. If burgers are big you may need to add time. This recipe made around 14 sliders. I used dinner rolls as buns.

Sauce:

1 TBS of honey

2 TBS whole grain mustard

1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce

Uncooked:

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The Bacon Cheese Burger toppings were: lettuce, tomatoes and onion with the sauce.

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The Bacon Cheese Burger:

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The Asian Burgers:

1 pound of lean ground beef

1 pound of 80/20 ground beef

2 eggs

1/3 cup bread crumbs

½ teaspoon garlicsalt

Pepper

1/3 cup Teriyaki Sauce- I used  a  Lawrey marinate sauce

1 teaspoon hot sesame oil

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1 Tablespoon of fish sauce

1 green onion chopped

Pinch of ground ginger

Mix meat together.  Add eggs and bread crumbs.  Mix well. I use my hands. Then add all other ingredients and make small size hamburgers.  Grill for 4-5 minutes per side on medium. If burgers are big you may need to add cooking time.

Wasabi Mayo Sauce:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

¼ cup Greek yogurt

1 to 2 tsp of prepared wasabi

1 TBS soy sauce

Uncooked:

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I then froze my burgers because I prepared them 3 days in advance so I could spend time with my family and not be cooking the entire day. I also prepped the veggies that we put on top of the burgers.

The Asian burgers had: Caramelized onions, jalapeno slices, snow peas sliced thin, grilled pineapple, lettuce from my garden and the wasabi sauce. 

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I had a hard time getting a picture of the finished burger because eveyone was eating the but I caught a few.

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There were so many toppings and 4 different sliders so I had to write down what I recommended for each burger. 

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These guys are serious about their food! 

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I also served a fresh black bean corn salad with mango,grilled corn on the cob and Amy brought a wonderful pasta salad.

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I forgot to write that recipe down but it is easy. Just throw a bunch of fresh veggies, cup of frozen corn and olive oil with balsamic vinegar. If you need a recipe email me or leave me a comment and I will get you one.

For dessert we had a pound cake with blueberries, strawberries and cool whip.

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It was a great night with great food and lots of laughing. That is my favorite kind of party! I challenge you to try one of the burgers this week. It is warmer outside and so get out there and use your grill creating wonderful food for your family.

Silliness happens:

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