Sweet Hawaiian rolls are the perfect complement to juicy sliders
I don’t know why on earth everyone these days makes meatloaf when they’re trying to make burgers. Please help me spread the word: you do not need eggs and bread crumbs in burgers. That is just a burger-shaped meatloaf. All you need for a great burger is really high quality 80/20 beef and a little bit of salt – don’t even mix the salt into the meat! Just salt the outside for a nice crust. That’s it. People over think burgers.
You can easily translate this concept to a large burger but these cute little sliders cook up in just four minutes on the grill or on the stove. I love them on Hawaiian Rolls- yum! If you want to make them cheeseburger sliders, just melt a slice of cheddar on each for the last minute.
I served these cuties at Disney Dinners: Cars alongside bacon mac ‘n’ cheese in bread cones. Each person had just one slider since the cone was so heavy but in general, I would count on 2-3 sliders per person depending on everyone’s appetite. I also served them at my Patriotic Pool Party with potato salad and firework fruit wands.
1 lbs organic 80/20 ground beef
8 King’s Hawaiian Rolls
8 pieces of butterhead lettuce
8 tomato slices
- Divide ground beef into eight equal parts and form fairly thin patties. (They will puff up as they cook.) Grind sea salt on one side.
- Grill patties or cook on the stove in a nonstick skillet (no butter necessary – 80/20 has enough fat to coat the pan) with the lid on for four minutes per side.
- Serve on King’s Hawaiian rolls with lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and mustard for an All American slider!
Read more about my Patriotic Pool Party here. Watch the episode:
Read more about Disney Dinners: Cars here. Watch the episode: