Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders - Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

These Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders are packed with sharp cheddar flavor, thanks to Cabot Cracker Cuts!

Ingredients

Sliders:

Chipotle Aioli: Makes ⅔ cup

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white or cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper or chipotle hot sauce

*For added convenience use any flavor of Cabot’s ready-to serve Cracker Cuts.

Instructions

  1. PLACE rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. COMBINE beef and cheddar in large bowl; scatter salt and pepper over top. Gently work mixture together until well combined.
  3. DIVIDE mixture into quarters and shape each quarter into six (1 ¼ – inch) balls, for a total of 24 balls.
  4. WRAP each ball in a half slice bacon, pressing into patty shape. Arrange patties on large baking sheet.
  5. BAKE for 5 to 8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Loosen from baking sheet with spatula.
  6. CUT each roll crosswise into 4 sections to make mini-buns. Place some arugula or watercress in each, topped with mini-burger and small dollop of Chipotle Aioli.

To Make Chipotle Aioli:

  1. WHISK together all ingredients in small bowl.
  2. SERVE immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.