What is you immediate thought when someone asks you to bring an appetizer? I start going over what I like; then onto what do I have on hand and then what do I feel like eating. I don’t think I have a “go-to” app that I am known for. Well maybe caprese salad on crostini’s might be the one I make and bring the most. It helps when the tomatoes are in season, there’s nothing better but this didn’t even cross my mind.
I was thinking about making a Spanish omelet. The main event was Paella so I figured it would be along theme. How I landed on these cheeseburger sliders I am not really sure but they were a huge hit and I will be making them again. Who knows maybe they will become my “go-to”
This is also the first time that I noticed that the sweet Hawaiian rolls had a savory version. Which is what I used this time around.
- 2 pounds ground beef 80/20
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 medium onion grated
- ¼ cup mayo
- 2-3 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 8 slices American cheese
- 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 24 sliced dill pickles
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom of a rimmed baking dish.
- In a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the oil to the skillet along with the burger and grated onion. Breaking up the ground beef with a wooden spoon or spatula. Season with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Once beef is cooked through remove from the heat. Be sure to remove all the fat, using a spoon or paper towels.
- in a small bowl add the mayo and mustard. Stir till combined. Add this mixture to the cooked beef. Stir till combined.
- Slice the buns in half. Place the bottom half in your prepared baking dish. Place the sliced American cheese on the bottom half of the buns. Add the beef mixture all over the cheese making sure to get to all the edges. and making it even. Place a dill pickle onto each bun and then top with shredded cheese and the top portion of the buns.
- melt the butter and brush onto the tops of the buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes. The cheese should be melted and the tops golden brown.