Chef:

Joel
Joel

So much flavor in a small package! These sliders are easy to make and you’re ready to entertain a crowd in under 45 minutes. If you’re short on time then all of the ingredients can be prepped the day before. Best part of this recipe is that most of these ingredients are in your kitchen right now. 

Recipe

Servings: Makes 8 sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

Onion Jam:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Slider Sauce:

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill pickle

Burgers:

  • 1 LB ground beef, preferably 80/20
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 mini burger buns
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. For the onions: Add the oil and onions, and a pinch of salt to a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ½ cup water once the onions and bottom of the pan start to brown. 
  2. Cook onions for 20 minutes, stirring frequently and adding water a little at a time to prevent burning when needed. Reduce heat to low and stir in remaining ingredients. The onions should be reduced, golden brown and jam-like in consistency. Season with salt and pepper and turn off heat.
  3. For the Sauce: Mix all of the ingredients together and set aside. 
  4. For the burgers: Gently mix the soy sauce into the meat. Use a 2 oz scoop to portion out 8 equal balls. Gently flatten into 2 inch patties. Use the bottom of a teaspoon to make an indentation in the center of each patty. Keep cold until ready to cook.
  5. Cut the buns in half and butter each side. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and brown the buttered side of the buns until golden brown.
  6. Season each side of the patties with salt and pepper. Add the oil to the pan and add the patties. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F’.
  7. Assemble: bottom bun with 1 tsp sauce spread over it, patty, 1 tbsp onion jam, top bun with 1 tsp sauce spread over it. Enjoy!