Sliders!

No, I’m not talking about sliding to a base — ‘though it is baseball season!

Ty Cobb Sliding into Third Base

Nor am I talking about a specific baseball pitch:

I’m not even talking about the TV show “Sliders” — ‘though extra credit to you if you remember that show!

The original Sliders. From left to right: Wade Welles, Rembrandt Brown, Professor Arturo and Quinn Mallory

Nope, I’m talking about those little hamburger bites of heaven called Sliders.

Every so often, I get a hankering for us to have these little burgers. They’re a fun and different take on hamburgers and they remind me of healthier versions of White Castle burgers. They are equally yummy made from either lean (93/7) ground beef or ground turkey. You can purchase some good-quality dinner rolls from the store (WhiteWheat rolls are my favorite for this purpose) or you can make your own rolls, which is what I did the last time we had Sliders –I had some roll dough already made up, so I used homemade rolls for the slider rolls. I also had some leftover pasta salad, to which I added a tin of kidney beans, rinsed and drained. Et voilà — an easy,  fun, and tasty appetizer or supper! Leftovers are terrific for snacking.

Homemade Turkey Sliders on Homemade Rolls, Served With Pasta and Kidney Bean Salad

You want to figure 2 ounces of meat for every Slider, so 1 pound of meat will yield 8 sliders; 1.25 pounds will yield 10 sliders; 1 1/2 pounds, a dozen sliders; and 2 pounds will yield 16 sliders.

I usually grill them on the stove-top in our grill pan; you could also fry them up in a non-stick skillet, bake or broil them in the oven, or cook them on the grill. Unlike a full-size burger, we usually dress them quite simply — a bit of cheese and a condiment of choice (ketchup, mustard, RF mayo, RF salad dressing, steak sauce — whatever floats your boat).

These are so yummy — and so fun! — that you’ll find yourself dancing the Electric Slide 😉

Sliders (Easy to adjust up or down; every quarter pound of meat  yields 2 sliders)

  • Lean (93/7) ground beef or ground turkey
  • Finely minced onion to taste (approximately 2 or 3 tablespoons per pound of meat)
  • Finely minced carrot to taste (approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of a small carrot per pound of meat) (NOTE: You could also use a couple of mushrooms or some celery instead of the carrot)
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasonings to taste: coarse ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder or onion flakes
  • Desired number of rolls
  • Desired dressings for sliders: cheese and condiments
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together ground meat with minced onion and carrot, Worcestershire, and seasonings to taste.
  2. Shape into small burgers.
  3. Grill in grill pan or skillet (or grill), or bake/broil, until cooked through.
  4. Serve on buns and dress as desired.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers.
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About MissieLee

I love tasty food prepared in a healthy way with a budget in mind.
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