Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BBQ Bacon Sliders

 Is it still grillin' season at your house?

We use our grill as long as possible.  We are still having very warm days with chilly nights so we are loving being outside.

One thing that never gets old on the grill is hamburgers.  The kids love them, I love them, and they are perfect for football parties.  We love watching college football at our house and all the fun bbq/party food we get to eat.

I think sliders (aka small hamburgers) are ideal for football parties, bbq parties, and kids.  My son can eat a full-size hamburger but the rest of my kids can't but they always want their own hamburger and leave at least half on their plate.  Sliders solves the problem.  

Woot!  They get their own hamburger, which they are excited about, and I don't have to worry about them wasting their food.  

Plus when it's smaller, it seems like it has fewer calories!

Note: I make our own hamburger buns so I make them little to fit the sliders.  That way you don't have to worry about finding rolls/buns to fit.

BBQ Bacon Sliders

1 1/2 pds. lean ground beef
8 strips bacon, chopped and cooked well
1 Tbsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 c. mayo
1/4 c. bbq sauce
Small buns
Toppings: (cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions and mushrooms--the hubbies favorite, etc.)

1.  In a medium bowl combine beef with cooked bacon and steak seasoning, mixing well.  Set aside.

2.  In small bowl combine minced garlic, mayo, and bbq sauce.  Add half the mixture to the beef and stir till completely incorporated.  Cover the remaining mayo and keep in fridge until you are ready to serve the hamburgers.

3.  Make small patties and grill until completely cooked through.  (Hint: to make the patties not bulge in the middle, put a thumb size indent in the top of each one before cooking)  Serve with your favorite toppings and remaining mayo.  Enjoy!
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