I debated about whether or not to post something about burgers because honestly this town has had a lot of freaking burger action lately -- to the point where it's just about overkill. Pun intended.
But it's not often that something this delicious comes around in a bun so I'd feel bad if I didn't tell you about the incredible beef sliders that we cooked up recently.
I've been a little burnt out on burger buns lately. As funny as that sentence sounds it's true. You know, I put together these rad burgers with great meat, sometimes cheese and all sorts of tasty fixings and then they go on mediocre store bought buns. The first way out was to buy nice crust ciabatta buns. I still do that and they're great -- fluffy, porous and perfect for sopping up juices since they hold up well.
Last week I entered new terrain -- beyond ciabatta. I was perusing the New Seasons Market Arbor Lodge baked goods area when I came across Marsee Baking's take and bake dinner rolls. I had sliders on my mind and these little guys were just the right size. You know where I'm going with this.
Once home I left the meat out to get to a good temp. while I gathered the condiments -- mayonnaise, whole seed mustard -- and prepped the fixings -- butter lettuce, cilantro, homemade spicy garlic pickles and french-cut dilly beans. Once that was done we stoked the grill and formed the patties with salt, pepper and hunks of Rogue Creamery's Smokey Blue inside for good measure.
When my boyfriend put the sliders on the grill I threw the dinner rolls in the oven and several minutes later both were ready. I think the pictures speak for themselves but in case there's any doubt these were the best burgers of the season so far. Too good not to share.
Burgers are about the easiest thing to cook but if you want some tips I think this is a great article.