This morning, I heard Mraz, of the DA Show on CBS Sports radio, describe his cheeseburger sliders. It reminded me, that I have a pretty good recipe myself. Enjoy your weekend and Go Niners!
Hawaiian-A1 Cheeseburger Sliders
2 lbs. good quality ground beef
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 large yellow onion finely diced.
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. A1 steak sauce.
12-16 slices American cheese
2 packs of 12, Kings Hawaiian rolls
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, to grease baking sheet.
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened.
1 tsp. garlic salt
Dill pickle chips
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
In a bowl, mix the stick of softened butter with garlic salt, to make garlic butter. Set aside near your stove, so it melts a little bit.
In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and A1 together. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Butter the bottom of a rimmed baking sheet.
Place a large skillet over medium/high heat with olive oil. Add diced onion then ground beef and break up with a spatula. Season with salt and pepper, and garlic powder. Sautee over medium/high heat, breaking up the beef and cook just until cooked through then remove from heat.
Tilt skillet to spoon off and discard excess fat. Stir in the mayonnaise-A1 mixture.
Cut the entire package of buns in half, without separating the buns, so you have a top and bottom. Place bottom half of rolls, cut side up, on buttered baking sheet and line bread with sliced cheese.
Spread ground beef mixture evenly over the sliced cheese. Cover the ground beef with more cheese. Top with one or two pickle chips.
Place the top of buns, cut side down, over the burgers. Brush tops with the garlic butter and immediately sprinkle tops with sesame seeds. Bake at 350˚F for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tops are golden brown.