Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a delicious snack, these Blue Cheese, Mushroom, and Bacon Sliders are sure to please.
Made with just a few simple ingredients, they come together quickly and can easily be tailored to your taste. So fire up the grill and get ready to enjoy some of the best sliders around!
Why is it called slider?
Very tiny hamburgers are irresistible to everyone! Mini-burgers are often called sliders because they were covered in grease and easily slid out of the cart.
The name was popularized as far back as the 1940s in the U.S. Navy, when sailors often referred to these mini-burgers as “sliders” because of their greasy texture. One or two bites would be all you need. White Castle later adopted it to describe its small burgers. There were sliders all of a sudden.
What is a slider on a menu?
A slider is a type of food that is typically served on a small bun or roll. The most common type of slider is the hamburger slider, which is a miniature version of a hamburger that begin with a well-seasoned griddle and a ball of meat that is smashed onto the griddle, as opposed to hamburgers, which are created by heating a burger patty on a griddle or grill before placing it onto a bun (usually accompanied by a small handful of onions, which fry into the meat as it cooks). Sliders can also be made with other types of meat, such as chicken, pork, or fish.
How much meat is in a slider?
A slider is a small sandwich, usually around two inches in diameter, and is typically made with a hamburger patty. The average slider has between 1-2 ounces of meat.
While the amount of meat in a slider can vary, most contain between 1-2 ounces of beef. This amount of meat is fairly standard across different brands and restaurants.
The size of the slider bun can also affect how much meat is in the sandwich. If the bun is larger, there will be more room for the patty and, therefore, more meat.
Sliders are a popular choice among those who are looking for a small sandwich option. The amount of meat in a slider can range from one to two ounces, depending on the size of the bun and the brand.
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What are the ingredients to make blue cheese, mushrooms, and bacon sliders?
With a prep time of 10 minutes and cook time of 15 minutes, here are the ingredients that you’re going to need for this recipe:
- Ground beef – select 95% lean ground beef to reduce your intake of saturated and trans fats for optimal health.
- Dijon mustard – adds tangy, sharp, and strong flavor with a slight spiciness.
- Garlic cloves – for a nutty and mild taste.
- Onion – provides more dimension because it is simultaneously sweet, savory, and peppery.
- Sea salt and black pepper – primary seasonings to taste.
- Extra virgin olive oil – is a flavor enhancer and quickly cooks your slider.
- White mushrooms – add a mild and earthy flavor.
- Crumbled blue cheese – increase the game on taste in this dish.
- Bacon strips – the slider is much more wonderful because of the tempting fatty flavor of bacon.
How to make blue cheese, mushroom and bacon sliders?
It’s time to put this recipe together now that you’ve gathered all of your ingredients.
Set the second-highest setting for the top oven rack while the oven’s broiler is preheated to high.
Mix ground beef, mustard, garlic, and onion in a medium bowl. Add salt and black pepper to taste, and stir everything together with a fork or your fingers until well-combined.
Make 8 equal amounts of the beef mixture into tiny patties. To prevent the patties from ballooning up while cooking, place them on a dish and gently press your thumb into the center of each one. Place aside.
Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, oven-safe pan. Add the mushrooms and simmer, stirring periodically, for about 5 to 6 minutes, or until the mushrooms are beautifully browned. Mushrooms should be taken off the heat, transferred, and placed in a small bowl.
One more tablespoon of olive oil should be added to the pan; stir to coat the bottom. Add slider patties to the skillet and cook for two to three minutes per side or until browned.
Remove from heat and sprinkle crumbled blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms on top of each slider. Broil skillet for two to three minutes, or until blue cheese begins to melt.
Serve immediately on a bed of lettuce with a side of steamed broccoli, if desired, and remove the pan from the oven. Top each slider with a piece of bacon. Enjoy!
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Blue Cheese, Mushroom and Bacon Sliders
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 t. Dijon mustard
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 2 T. white onion, finely minced
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 4 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
- 3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
- 3 strips bacon, cut into thirds and cooked
- Preheat oven broiler to high and set top oven rack to the second highest setting.
- Add ground beef, mustard, garlic, and onion to a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and mix with a fork or your fingers until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Divide beef mixture into 8 portions and shape each into small patties. Set patties on a plate and gently press each with your thumb in the center to keep them from puffing up while cooking. Set aside.
- Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, oven-safe skillet. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are nicely browned, approximately 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer mushrooms to a small bowl and set aside.
- Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a pan and swirl to coat the bottom. Add slider patties to the skillet and cook until brown on each side, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove from heat and top each slider with sautéed mushrooms and crumbled blue cheese. Place skillet in oven under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until blue cheese starts to melt.
- Remove skillet from oven and top each slider with a piece of bacon and serve immediately on a bed of lettuce and with a side of steamed broccoli, if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g
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