MMMM, Sliders. This recipe was kind of an experiment. I wanted to make sliders for my family to eat on a football game night. But I didn’t want a plain ole burger. I wanted more flavor. We love balsamic so I thought I’d give this a shot. I was worried the balsamic may cause the sliders to caramelize too much that that didn’t happen at all. The final product is a deliciously flavored slider that is virtually carb free and so juicy.
4 Slices Buffalo Mozzarella, cut in half (optional)
2 medium tomatoes, cut into slices (optional)
In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, balsamic vinegar, shallot, garlic, salt and pepper using your hands until well blended.
Form the beef into 8 evenly sized slider patties
Preheat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of olive oil to coat.
Add the sliders to the hot grill pan and allow them to sear for about 1 minute. Then turn the heat down to medium.
Flip the sliders after about 3-4 minutes. Cook on the other side until the sliders are cook through to desired doneness. (I cooked mind to medium (hot and pink inside) and they cooked a total of 10 minutes)
Remove the sliders from the grill pan and allow them to rest on a plate before serving. About 5 minutes.
Arrange iceberg lettuce on a plate and position the slider on it as if it was a bun. Top the slider with the cheese and tomato, if using.
Place a second iceberg lettuce leaf on top of the garnished slider.