Blue Cheese, Bacon, Fried Onion Sliders

Blue Cheese, Bacon, Fried Onion Sliders
Staff Writer
Fire Island Cookbook

Authors Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen of The Fire Island Cookbook got their inspiration for these sliders from the miniature appeal of a White Castle Slider, another burger we love. Their cooking technique is a little different from the fast-food chain’s (they grill theirs), but they more than make up for it by topping them with crispy onion rings and rich blue cheese. 

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8
Servings
348
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds ground sirloin
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 2 Teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wide strips
  • 8 Teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 16 slider buns or 4 regular hamburger buns quartered
  • 6 Ounces crumbled blue cheese

Directions

Combine the beef, salt, and pepper and form into sixteen 2-ounce patties. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Add the onions to the bacon fat and cook until browned.

Preheat the grill to medium. Grill the burgers for 1½ to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Spread ½ teaspoon mayonnaise on the bottom ½ of each bun. Top with a burger, fried onions, crumbled blue cheese, and a ½ slice of bacon. Cover with the top ½ of the bun and secure with a toothpick.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
109mg
36%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
33g
72%
Vitamin A, RAE
18µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
55mg
6%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
287mg
41%
Selenium, Se
23µg
42%
Sodium, Na
225mg
15%
Water
81g
3%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Blue Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Blue Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.