Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mini Basil Burger Sliders

   Tender and juicy, these are the most satisfying sliders. The basil adds freshness to the rich meaty flavor, and compliments the sweet caramelized onions perfectly. Make these for dinner, or as a party appetizer- either way, your guests/family will be the happiest. 
Onion ingredients
2 large onions
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp kosher salt

Burger ingredients
1lb ground beef
2 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp coarse black pepper
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp chili flakes
1 large egg
1/4 cup water

Aioli ingredients
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp lemon juice 

8 slider buns
1 cup fresh basil
fresh greens

1. Make the onions: Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, brown sugar, and salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft about 8-10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, until nicely browned and caramelized, about 30 minutes more. 

2. Make the burgers: In a large bowl add the ground beef, water, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, parsley, chili flakes, and egg. mix until ingredients are completely combine. Form into 8 one-inch-thick patties. Heat a grill pan, or non stick skillet to medium-high heat. Grill patties for 4 minutes per side for medium rare.

3. Assembly: In a small bowl whisk garlic, salt, mayonnaise, oil and lemon juice until smooth. Spread aioli on bottom side of slider bun. top with onions, burger, and a few leaves of fresh basil and greens. Close slider and skewer. 

yields: 8 sliders

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