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
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)
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):
Red onion slices
Place the slider on mini burger buns and top with chipotle mayonnaise and any other desired toppings
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.