Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bobby Flay's Sliders with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Bobby Flay Sliders

I've mentioned this before but we are huge burger fans.  We really love grilling them.  When I read about the Burger Club Challenge on Barbara Bakes blog, I was interested to check it out.  Reeni from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice organizes the Burger Club Challenges.  The current challenge was to make any Bobby Flay burger recipe and rate it.  

       I found this one on Foodnetwork.com.  The hamburger is just seasoned with salt and pepper.  You can add your favorite cheese, pickles and red onion slices.  I used extra sharp cheddar cheese, pickles and the chipotle mayo.  The mayonnaise was quick to prepare and it was a nice condiment change to our regular ketchup and mustard.  The chipotle mayo gave the burger a little heat and smokiness.  Me and my husband really liked it.  My girls don't like mayonnaise, so they skipped that part.  But they love the little sliders. 

      The ratings are based on a 4 star rating:
              1 Star = Didn't like and wouldn't make again
         2 Stars = Liked but wouldn't make again.
  3 Stars = Liked and will make again.
4 Stars = Loved! Will make often. 

I would rate these burgers a 3.  I liked them and would make them again.  It's a good basic slider with a different kind of mayonnaise that was a tasty change.


Sliders with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Ingredients

Chipotle Mayonnaise:

1 cup mayonnaise
2 chipotles in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
1/2 lime, juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Mayo:  Add all the ingredients to a food processor and puree.  (I halved this recipe and did not season with salt and pepper) 


Sliders:

1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck, 80/20
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cheese slices, your choice
Mini burger buns

My Directions for Sliders:  Preheat grill over medium-high heat.  Season the hamburger meat with salt and pepper.  Form the meat into 2 to 3-ounce portions, packed tightly.  Season with a little more salt and pepper on top, if desired.  I place a small indentation in the middle of each burger and rub with a little bit of canola oil.  Place the sliders on the grill. Wait until they are nice and crusty on the first side, about 4 to 5 minutes and then flip and cook another 4 minutes. When the sliders are about done, top with desired cheese and close the grill, allowing the cheese to melt.


Burger Bar (if desired):

Chipotle Mayonnaise
Pickles
Red onion slices

Place the slider on mini burger buns and top with chipotle mayonnaise and any other desired toppings

 
Sliders w/Chipotle Mayo

Such a cute little thing!

Enjoy!



Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Sliders are great for parties and get-togethers. Fun to put out on a platter with different condiments. They cook up quick and easy. Plus, kids just love them! So, next time you're grilling burgers, make them smaller. Everyone will be enjoying these little burgers as much as the full size ones.

6 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

I love sliders too. The chipotle mayo sounds like a perfect addition. Thanks for the link!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, I could eat these all day! Looks great!!

Reeni said...

I love sliders! It means I get to eat two burgers instead of one. I've had this chipotle mayo before and loved it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for this round!

bellini valli said...

I love sliders when you get them as a trio in a restaurant...3 separate and delicious taste sensations. These thoigh I would have a hard time just having one:D

Shelby said...

sliders are the perfect sized sandwich in my opinion! I've made a recipe similar to this one that Bobby Flay was promoting with Kraft. I loved the topping but Grumpy wouldn't even try it!

Joanne said...

That chipotle mayo sounds like a great way to spice up any burger or even a sandwich! Sliders are a favorite of mine. I tend to like bite-sized things!

 
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