Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Western Burger Sliders

There are a few variants of this recipe floating around; this is the one I've used to make a popular pot-luck dish.

3 lbs Lean Ground Beef
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
3/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
24-pack of slider buns or dinner rolls

Put all the ingredients in your Kitchenaid and mix for about a minute on low speed until blended.
Turn out into a waxed paper or foil lined quarter sheet cake pan and mash it out into a rectangle about 1/4 to 3/8 inches thick. With a spatula, split the ground beef mixture into 24 squares approximately 3" on a side. (This won't be exact, but it doesn't matter, just leave a small gap between them on the baking sheet.) Place the baking sheet in the freezer for half an hour to an hour. This will stiffen the patties and help them hold their shape while they cook.
Peel the patties from the baking sheet with a spatula and grill or fry them until cooked through. They will shrink during cooking to just the right size for the slider buns. Place patties on buns and serve.
These have plenty of flavor even without condiments, but you can add your favorites.
Makes 24 - serves fewer, usually.

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