Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Makes 12 sliders, serves 6
The recipe for these sliders is from Rachael Ray.
1 cup ketchup
2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons dark amber maple syrup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
Coarsely ground black pepper
Oil and vinegar slaw:
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey or agave
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Celery salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound shredded cabbage slaw salad mix with carrot and purple cabbage
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
2 pounds ground sirloin
1/4 cup grated onion
Montreal steak seasoning (recommended: McCormick) or coarse salt and black pepper
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried marjoram or Mexican oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
1/2 cup beer
Vegetable oil or olive oil, for drizzling
Sliced yellow sharp cheddar, optional
Good quality jarred refrigerated pickle slices
12 slider rolls or brioche rolls
Put all the ingredients for the barbecue sauce in a small pot and cook over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens and the flavors combine, about for 20 minutes.
Whisk together the vinegar, honey and oil in a medium bowl. Stir in the celery salt and black pepper, to taste. Add the slaw mix and onions, and toss together. Let the salad wilt to 10 to 15 minutes.
Preheat a grill or griddle to medium.
Put the meat in a bowl with the grated onion and season with steak seasoning or salt and pepper, to taste. In a small bowl combine the Worcestershire with the herbs, chili powder and beer. Pour the herb mixture over the meat and mix thoroughly. Form the meat mixture into 12 sliders and drizzle with vegetable oil or olive oil. Put the burgers on the grill or griddle and cook for a few minutes on each side. Baste the burgers liberally with barbecue sauce. Top the burgers with cheddar and let it melt, if you prefer cheese- burgers.
Serve the burgers on slider rolls topped with pickle slices and the slaw.