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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Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  ground sirloin
  • 2  Teaspoons  salt
  • 2  Teaspoons  ground black pepper
  • slices thick-cut bacon
  • 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
26g
37%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
64µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
183mg
12%
Water
93g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.