I’ve finally found myself heading back into the kitchen.
That’s what a week of eating in Disney quick dining locations will do to you I guess.
Seriously, don’t get me wrong, we LOVE Disney food, in fact, I’ve written a whole blog post on my favorite places to eat in Disney, but there’s something about fresh food and fruit and veggies that don’t cost $47 a person that just starts to scream to you after a while.
Anyway, I’ve been inspired, I just don’t have many great edible ideas to act on when it comes to dinners.
Fortunately, a few searches on Pinterest, a couple of calls to my dad, and we’ve got delicious bacon, cheeseburger sliders that I want to stuff in my face for days on end.
They are the juiciest, tastiest, easiest to prepare bacon cheeseburger sliders of all time. And, unlike the standard sliders that you make on your stove top, these bacon cheeseburger sliders are made in your oven, leaving your stove top not in desperate need of a full hose down.
I’ll spare you the long, drawn out story and get to the good stuff, but there are a couple of tips below the recipe if you need them.
Let me know if you love them, I’m guessing you will.
Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe
- 2lbs lean ground beef
- 2 t salt
- 2 t black pepper
- 2 t Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- 6 slices American cheese
- 6 slices mozzarella cheese
- 12 strips uncooked bacon
- ¼ c mayonnaise
- 2 t hot suace
- ¼ c ketchup
- 12 brioche slider buns
- 1 c shredded lettuce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a large bowl combine uncooked beef, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and onion and mix well
- Press ½ the beef mixture in a thin layer on a large sheet pan (you need at least a 13x9)
- Layer the cheese slices on top of the meat mixture in two layers-avoid the edges
- Cover the cheese with the remaining meat-pressed flat so the cheese is sealed between the meat layers
- Lay the bacon in a weave pattern on top and make sure it's all contained in the pan
- Bake in oven for 30 minutes
- Broil for 5-10 minutes to make the bacon crispy
- While it cooks, combine the mayo, hot sauce, and ketchup in a small bowl and whisk together until well combined
- On a separate sheet pan, lay out the bun bottoms (they can stay stuck together)
- Add burger sauce to the top and bottom of each bun
- Add the sheet burger to the bun bottoms
- Top with the bun tops
- Use a knife to separate them so you can serve them slider sized
Tips for Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders Success
Make sure the burger layers are thin.
Otherwise, you’ll have a majorly beefy slider that will entirely overpower the bun.
Keep the cheese towards the middle of the meat mixture.
Try to leave an inch margin all the way around. That way, when you cook it, cheese doesn’t ooze all over the place.
The bacon shouldn’t hang.
Six horizontal strips and then six vertical strips on top should work. And then tuck them into the pan so they don’t drip and get your entire oven all greasy and gross.
I used a pan larger than 13×9 so there would be plenty of space around my bacon covered, cheese stuffed meat pocket.
Make sure your bacon gets crispy.
Unless you like waggly bacon, then do you.