This was my first time making sliders, but these mini-burgers were a huge hit at the party I made them for. Sliders are a great party food and are a great way to add a sort of “main dish” hors d’oeuvres to your menu. This is great if your party coincides with a meal time but you don’t want to serve a full sit down meal. I kept the toppings simple and just served these with ketchup and mustard. However, if you’re feeling fancy, I think this would be awesome with a BBQ sauce or some jazzed up ketchups or fry sauce depending on your audience.
Finding the right size bun can be a challenge when making sliders, but I used Parker House Rolls from a nearby bakery that were a great size and add a wonderful buttery flavor.
Makes about 30 sliders
- 4 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 packet Ranch dressing flavoring
- 4 Tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
In a large bowl, combine beef, ranch flavoring, cream, and salt. Mix well (using your hands is probably easiest). Form the beef into small patties, I used a 4oz ice cream scoop to portion out the sliders. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of oil and a little butter to the pan. Once the butter has melted, add a few sliders at a time and fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked to your desired doneness. If you’re planning on reheating, keep them a little on the rare side so they don’t overcook in the reheating.