50/50 Hamburger Sliders

Honey and butter, 50/50 hamburger sliders

So, I’m not a huge burger fan in general, but these make me swoon.

These are homemade hamburger sliders made with half beef and half pork, cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce, spunky red onion, and crisp green lettuce. Add a bit of mayo and mustard, and enclose in homemade Amish Potato Rolls (recipe link below). Making burgers at home is less daunting than you might think.

It’s not a drive-thru for sure, but take some time this weekend to make these delectable Hamburger Sliders. Trust.  (Insert thumbs-up emoji.)

50/50 Hamburger Sliders

1 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
12 ounces (80/20) ground beef
12 ounces ground pork
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup equal parts mayonnaise and mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup thinly shredded romaine hearts
12 slices cheese of choice (Gruyere, baby Swiss, or Gloucester)
12 petit buns (2 to 2 1/2 inches), toasted

Mix the beef, pork, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Do not over mix or the burger will be too tightly bound. Portion the meat into 12 (2-ounce) balls, then flatten the balls into patties about 2 1/2 inches round.
Preheat a grill and grill the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Combine the mayonnaise-mustard mixture with the lemon juice and shredded romaine. Top the bottom bun with the dressed lettuce, a slider patty and cheese of choice. Add the top bun and serve.

I used my recipe for Amish Potato Rolls for these. If you have the time, definitely make these buns for the sliders!

 

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