Sirloin Sliders, aka Mini Hamburgers
Well, this is not rocket science but it puts a fun spin on your standard hamburger. The mini burger idea is appealing because it is so versatile, depending on the occasion and setting. While one can make sliders as the main course, they are also a fun appetizer for entertaining and are great for tailgating as the burgers cook quickly due to their diminutive size. These are a low commitment burger- you get to satisfy your craving for a burger, but you still have room to sample a hotdog, eat large amounts of dip, and drink large amounts of beer. You may even have room for a guinness float afterwards.
Here’s a fun idea for your next gathering: make a “slider-bar”.
Cook the burgers (I prefer sirloin meat obviously) with various cheeses (cheddar, american, pepper jack) and some without; serve with toasted rolls- the kind that look like mini hamburger buns that you buy in the bakery at the grocery store.
Put out a variety of toppings for Southwest burgers, philly burgers, you name it:
- blue cheese
- various mayos- sriracha mayo, garlic mayo, etc
- grilled red onions
- roasted peppers
- (mustard, ketchup)
- banana peppers
- sundried tomatoes
The opportunities are endless and this puts a fun spin on your traditional cook-out. Happy Grilling and Happy eating!!!