I had a pound of good ground beef, but it was too warm out for chile, and I am so over pasta with sauce. So what to cook to please a four year old? Sliders.
Why do they call them sliders? Supposedly because they are easy to slide down an eating counter, but tonight we decided it was because everything slides out from between the bun when you pick it up. But that’s okay because Hayden really just wanted the meat. His exact words: The meat is the best part.
Yep, the meat was juicy but our fixins were also yummy. I decked our mini-burgers with mayo, avocado, caramelized onions, thinly sliced tomato and arugula and served baked sweet potato fries on the side. And red wine for me, of course. Oh, and the picture below shows my meal half-gone. I accidentally ate three sliders.
1 lb ground beef (10% lean for skillet, 15% lean for grill)
1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
salt and pepper
1 pkg slider buns or dinner rolls
sliced cheddar cheese
In a medium sized bowl, combine beef, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Use a fork to mix well. Shape meat into mini-burger patties. Heat a heavy skillet to medium heat. Cook burgers for 2 1/2 minutes, then flip. Add cheese and cook another 2 1/2 minutes. Assemble and serve.