Blue Cheese, Bacon, Fried Onion Sliders

Staff Writer
Blue Cheese, Bacon, Fried Onion Sliders
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
744
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
67%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Cholesterol
126mg
42%
Protein
39g
79%
Carbs
47g
16%
Vitamin A
45µg
5%
Vitamin B12
2µg
30%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
41.2%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.3%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
299mg
30%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
48µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
171µg
43%
Folic acid
72µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
56mg
14%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
13mg
63%
Phosphorus
430mg
61%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
629mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.9%
Sodium
958mg
40%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
46.7%
Zinc
6mg
38%

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