Smokey Cheddar Mini Burgers

25 minutesServes 4
Smokey Cheddar Mini Burgers Sliders


  • 4 slices of Applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp onion granules
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 8 dinner rolls, halved
  • Sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high. Grill bacon slices for 2 minutes per side or until just crisp; remove from heat, crumble or finely chop and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, bacon crumbles, Cheddar cheese, onion granules, paprika and garlic. Use a small ice cream scoop or spoon to form approximately 8 mini burger patties (approximately 2-3 oz each).

Grill patties over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked until desired temperature. Meanwhile, toast sesame dinner rolls for 30-45 seconds on grill. Brush tops of buns with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serve mini burgers on toasted rolls and top with your favorite burger fixings.

Makes 8 mini burgers

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