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Super Bowl Recipes

Game Day Sliders

Published online: Feb 01, 2019 Articles, Dining
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By Chef Jessica Hallam: photo by Leanna Kotter  

Happy February everyone! Did January fly by for any of you? I hope your New Year goals are still going strong. This month I am excited to share a fun appetizer for the big game! These sliders are juicy, cheesy, topped with bacon, and did I mention they’re on homemade buns? Today I served them piled with classic toppings, but feel free to substitute your favorites. They tend to disappear quickly, so grab yours while it’s hot!

Homemade Buns

1 ¼ c. hot water

1/3 c. canola oil

¼ c. sugar

2 ½ tbsp. instant yeast

1 egg

1tsp. salt

3-3 ½ c. flour, plus more for dusting

Hamburger patties

1lb. hamburger ground beef

3tbsp. heavy cream

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ tsp. granulated garlic

¼ tsp. onion powder

Optional: a dash of Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce

Suggested toppings:

Lettuce

Tomato

Pickle

Caramelized onions

Mayo, mustard

Directions: For the buns

1.  Combine the water, oil, sugar, yeast, salt, egg and two cups of the flour in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Mix on high for 2 minutes. Add one cup of flour and mix on low for 3-5 minutes. If the dough remains sticky slowly add more flour ¼ c. at a time until it pulls away from the edges of the bowl but remains sticky at the bottom. Once finished mixing, top bowl with a towel or piece of plastic. Let raise 15 minutes in a warm place.

2. Remove dough from bowl and roll into small rolls. You want to make sure they are rolled tightly to ensure they rise properly. Place on a baking sheet topped with parchment. Let raise 15 more minutes. Then bake at 400 degrees for 4-6 minutes until tops are slightly browned

Directions: For the meat mixture

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands mix together to evenly incorporate all ingredients. Divide into 8 small patties. I used a digital scale and made each patty two ounces.

2. Using a cast iron skillet, cook the patties 3-4 minutes on both sides. With only a few minutes left in cooking, top with cheese and let melt. Make sure the internal temperature of the meat is 165 degrees. Using a thermometer will prevent your meat from being dry.

3. To assemble sliders, toast the buns, and top with patty and cheese. Add toppings and desired fixings. 

*This recipe makes about 8 patties but you will have remaining buns. 

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