Sliders (with onions, cheese, and lettuce)
(For 4 servings)
Prep time: 20 min
Cannot be frozen
What you’ll need
- 450 g | 16 oz | 2 1/2 cups ground beef
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp canola oil, for brushing
- 1 tbsp butter, melted
- 4 slider buns, split in half
- 1 small butter lettuce, leaves separated
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 100 g | 3 1/2 oz | 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles, or feta crumbles
1 Preheat a grill or broiler to a moderately hot temperature; if using a charcoal grill, wait until coals turn white hot.
2 Scrunch together ground beef, mustard, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Divide into four and shape into small patties; press a thumb indent into their centers to prevent uneven rising during cooking.
3 When the grill is ready, brush with some oil. Brush patties with melted butter and season with a little salt before placing on the grill.
4 Cover and cook for about 4-5 minutes, turning halfway through, until lightly charred and firm to the touch; cook for more or less time depending on your desired cooking degree.
5 When ready, remove from grill and let rest briefly, covered with aluminum foil.
6 To assemble, toast slider buns on the grill. Top bottom halves with lettuce and sit patties on top.
7 Top with red onion slices, blue cheese crumbles and tops of the buns before serving.
Serve with a glass of Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon.
If desired, you can spread the slider buns with mustard, mayonnaise or ketchup before assembling. The thickest parts of the patties should register at least 145F on a meat thermometer for medium-rare.