International Sliders

International Sliders
By
Staff Writer
HUNGRY

Don't just make sliders — make international ones, like American, Italian, and Southwest varieties. The American is a classic combination of Cheddar cheese and bacon, the Southwest gives guacamole a new meaning beyond a dip for a chip, and the Italian solves the dilemma of whether to serve meatballs or sliders at your next party. 

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4
Servings
680
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Watch these sliders in action on Grill This with Nathan Lippy on HUNGRY. 

Ingredients

For the burger base

  • 2 Pounds 80/20 ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 12 slider buns, toasted

For the American sliders

  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 Cup sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 Cup barbecue sauce

For the Italian sliders

  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 Cup roasted tomato sauce
  • Basil leaves

For the Southwest sliders

  • 4 slices queso blanco
  • 1/2 Cup guacamole
  • 1 Cup shredded iceberg lettuce

Directions

For the burger base

Place a large grill pan over medium-high heat and lightly coat with olive oil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and mix to combine. Divide the beef into 12 patties and season again with salt and pepper. Grill the sliders until lightly charred and cooked to your liking, about 4 minutes per side for medium.

 

 

For the American sliders

Preheat a small skillet over medium heat and cook the bacon until crispy on both sides. Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Once the bacon has cooled, crumble it into bite-sized pieces and reserve.

In the same skillet you cooked the bacon in, add the mushrooms and cook in the bacon fat until the mushrooms are golden brown and tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Top 4 of the patties from your burger base with a slice of Cheddar cheese during the last minute of cooking and allow to melt. Place the sliders on the toasted buns and top with the crumbled bacon and the mushrooms. Divide the barbecue sauce evenly among the 4 sliders. 

For the Italian sliders

Top 4 of the patties from your burger base with the slices of mozzarella cheese during the last minute of cooking and allow to melt completely. Place each slider on a toasted bun and distribute the tomato sauce evenly on top of each slider, and then add a few shreds of basil leaves to each one. 

For the Southwest sliders

Top 4 of the patties from your burger base with a slice of queso blanco during the last minute of cooking and allow to melt completely. Place each slider on a toasted bun and evenly distribute the guacamole and shredded lettuce on top of each. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
57%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
202mg
67%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
63g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
29µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
17µg
19%
Calcium, Ca
90mg
9%
Choline, total
206mg
48%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
49µg
12%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
63mg
20%
Niacin
15mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
568mg
81%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
56µg
100%
Sodium, Na
752mg
50%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
8µg
53%
Water
220g
8%
Zinc, Zn
15mg
100%