We all have those nights when dinner needs to be fast, delicious and something everyone loves. Enter beef sliders. These little sliders make the best any time snack or quick dinner on busy weeknights. I love them cause they cook up in no time, they are so satisfying and you only have one skillet to clean up. They are popular summertime entertaining items and kids of all ages love them. If you can’t find these mini beef patties at your grocery store, ask the butcher.
While cooking a beef patty is simple, I wanted to share a few tips for juicy burgers every time. There is no recipe below because this is more of a method. I’ve linked my Easy Bacon Jam recipe here and below.
HERE’S HOW I MADE THEM
Let the meat rest at least 30 minutes on the counter so the meat can cook more evenly. While the meat is coming to room temperature, heat a skillet over medium heat and lightly butter the skillet. Toast the brioche buns and set aside.
Note: I like to rub a stick of cold butter in the section where I will be placing the bread. Then I move the bread around to pick up any butter in the skillet.
Season the meat with kosher salt and black pepper on both sides. Return the skillet to the heat and lightly butter the skillet in the center. Place the meat patties in the skillet and don’t move them. Allow them to sear in place for about 3 minutes. Don’t press down either. Once they develop a crust on one side, flip and sear the other side for 3 minutes.
Note: My burgers were perfectly medium-done. Just how I like it. If you like your burgers done, I suggest searing for 5-6 minutes on each side.
Flip again and pile high your favorite cheese. I love Tillamook cheeses! They have a wonderful meltability quality. I only had shredded cheese on hand, but you can use sliced cheese too. I never met a cheese I didn’t like – know what I mean? Cover the patties so the cheese can melt with the heat from the pan. Turn the heat off and transfer the beef patties to the bottom buns. Top with my Easy Bacon Jam. Then top with the top bun. So awesome!! These were gone in a New York second!