Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Creamy Blue Cheese-Infused, Onion & Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
Hamburgers have been an American favorite for years, changing shape in the process, from quarter pounders, double deckers, triple cheese-infused, turkey meat, vegetable packed, bean-based, and now the ever popular slider.
Sliders have moved its way to the mainstream recently with inventions to catch the attention of the consumer, using infomercials showcasing the ease and trendiness of cooking one at home. But do they stand up? Well, first, you need a good recipe.
My cousin gave me a tip on retaining moisture and adding a creamy texture to hamburgers- just add some heavy cream to the meat. I was plum out of heavy cream, but wanted to keep the the integrity of my cousin's hamburgers intact so I searched for something comparable, and stumbled upon a bottle of creamy blue cheese dressing in my refrigerator. Let's just say, I'm glad I ran out of heavy cream (sorry cousin Richie).
The blue cheese dressing, coupled with the bacon bits, sautéed onions and onion soup mix made for a delicious meal, where any American would be happy to call this slider a hamburger.
Serving Size: Party Size (approx. 3 dozen sliders, depending on size)
What You'll Need:
* 48 Ounces Lean Ground Turkey Meat (can use ground beef)
* 2 Packets Lipton Onion Soup Mix
* 1 Large Onion- Roughly Chopped
* 1 cup Blue Cheese Dressing
* 6 slices bacon
* Cook Bacon over medium high heat for 3 minutes on each side and set on paper towel to cool
* When cool, break into smaller "bits"
* Add chopped onion to grease in pan and cook for 5 minutes
* Add onion soup mix, blue cheese dressing, cooked bacon and cooked onion to ground turkey meat. Mix Well
* Spray bottom of slider pan with Pam and heat for 1 minute over medium-high heat
* Scoop out approx. 1/4 cup meat and add to slider pan, using included lid and cook for 5 minutes over med-high heat
* Toast buns for a few minutes in oven set on 350 degrees
* Add desired toppings, such as bacon strips, sautéed onions, swiss cheese or mushrooms