I turned an easy hamburger night into something extra special by making bite size sliders (this way you have room for more than one).
The bun is the most important part. First you don’t want it to fall apart when you bite into it. I found that toasting it will help it stay together better.. You also don’t want a heavy bun, you want to taste the inside more than the outside. I bought some Jalapeno cheddar rolls that were the perfect size and texture.
Try not to go with your typical mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup. I like using mashed avocados and ranch dressing. Try cream cheese, barbecue sauce, salsa or even a fried egg! The right combinations will make a perfect burger!
There’s also a technique in building your burger. Never start with your lettuce and then tomatoes then pickles, they will slide off as soon as you take a bite. Always end with your lettuce. A good burger isn’t always what you put on it …it’s how you build it!
The slider pictured here starts off with a toasted jalapeno cheddar roll cut in half. Mashed Avocado on one side of the bun and ranch dressing on the other. I grilled a plain beef patty and melted pepper jack cheese on it. Top that with tomato, pickles, red onion, bacon and lettuce.
Now you have something so easy but so good! Enjoy