SLIDERS ON A STICK
Makes 12 sliders
In our experience, each guest will eat two of these—and rather quickly! Plan accordingly.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 6 ounces sliced cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cup arugula
- 12 small brioche buns or dinner rolls, toasted
- 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 12 pickle slices
- Condiments, as desired
Prepare a charcoal or gas grill.
Shape the beef into twelve 2-inch balls and press slightly to flatten into patties. Liberally season each side with salt and pepper. Place the slides on the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Top with the sliced cheese. Cover the grill and cook for another minute to melt the cheese.
To assemble each slider, place a few arugula leaves on the bottom bun and top with a burger patty. Place a sliced each of tomato, onion, and pickle on top of the patty and top with the other half of the bun. Place a skewer through the center of each slider. Serve warm with the condiments of your choice.
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