Mini Burgers

by tdomf_91172 on August 5, 2010

Dinner is over at Karen’s house tonight!  She’s making mini burgers for us all…sliders, if you will!

Ingredients

1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup ketchup
1 lb. ground beef

Hamburger buns or small rolls

Directions

Mix first three ingredients up until well blended.

Dollop desired amount of ground meat mixture onto hamburger bun.

Set the oven on broil. Add the mini burgers under the broiler and cook for 2 minutes or longer as necessary, depending on the oven, until meat is well cooked and brown.

Modification: I use the Orowheat Bread Thins (They are $2 at the Target near me!) It creates a better texture for the bread and is more dense. Also, they are helpful for those on WeightWatchers since one bread is only 1 point(!).

This recipe is fairly simple to make, and it is easily adjusted with different flavored sauces. I sometimes use a sweet and sour mix to make the burgers, in addition to the ketchup and mustard.

Sweet and sour sauce

1 cup of white sugar
1/2 of vinegar(I used apple cider)
3 tsp of water and soy sauce

I found that if you refrigerate the sauce overnight it becomes a bit thicker for better consistency as well after its been heated.

Mix until blended and add to the ground beef mixture.

I served it with some of the steamed asparagus from Raley’s bought with the coupon from a few weeks ago -delicious!

Depending on how much you use for the meat, you can easily make about 20 burgers as well so it lasts longer. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, pickle, ketchup, mustard, mayo…whatever!

Be forewarned they do go fast, so get them while they are hot! :)

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About Karen: I recently moved from IL to CA due to getting married. I am a graduate student in the distance to learn program and am studying to get my masters to be a librarian. My husband works for a video game company out in Santa Clara so we get lots of free video games!

Photo Credit: Roboppy

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Alea August 7, 2010 at 1:00 am

I like the idea of broiling burgers, mini or otherwise. I will probably use this idea the next time, I spend too much time playing in the garden and forget to start dinner. :D

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jeepgirl915 August 9, 2010 at 8:40 am

maybe it’s just me… but the recipe says to put the raw meat on the bun… wouldn’t there be a lot of grease just soaking into the bun that way? I would think you would broil the burgers first, then place on a bun…

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Felicia August 9, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Ok.. we tried these tonight and learned two important lessons. 1. Do not put the tops on the buns. They will burn lol! 2. We must have a horrible oven because it took about 12 minutes of broiling. Have any tips on what we may have done wrong?

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Tara Torres August 10, 2010 at 1:01 am

@Felicia, Is the rack high enough? It should be about 4-6 in. from the top when broiling.

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Felicia August 10, 2010 at 6:48 am

I’ll have to move the rack closer. I bet it was too far away. I had my husband put them in because I am about 37 weeks pregnant and my feet were starting to look like sausages! LOL!

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RJ December 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I must ask…..what video game company does your husband work for? That would be my husbands dream job!!!

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