Bacon and Blue Cheese Sliders

Topping a mini burger with crumbled bacon and blue cheese makes for the saltiest, tastiest bite
Sliders

Shutterstock

These sliders will disappear in minutes: The rich, salty flavors are so addictive.

This recipe is courtesy of Simple Bites.

6
Servings
350
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Pound ground chuck
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 5 Ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 12 whole wheat dinner rolls
  • 3 Tablespoons butter

Directions

Preheat the grill to medium-high. Place thinly sliced onions and 2 tablespoons butter in a small foil boat, about 4”x6”. Set the foil boat on the grill to start cooking while the grill heats up.

Place ground chuck on a large cutting board. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Lay a sheet of parchment the same size as the cutting board over the meat, and with a rolling pin, roll the meat into a large rectangle, about 1/3”-thick. Remove the parchment paper and cut the meat into 12 equal squares.

Stir the onions on the grill.

Slice the buns, and butter all the cut side of all of them. Place the burgers on the hot grill, close the lid, and cook for 90 seconds. Flip the burgers and stir the onions. Add all the buns to the grill, buttered side down. Close the lid and allow to cook for 60 seconds. Remove the buns and immediately top with a burger, a tablespoon of the blue cheese, and caramelized onions. Allow to sit for 2-5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
220mg
31%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
237mg
16%
Water
67g
2%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.