Grilled Beef Sliders

Amanda Haas


Grilled Beef Sliders

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Mesquite

Don’t let the size of these sliders fool you, they are packed big-time with wood fired flavor. High quality 80/20 ground chuck and caramelized onions make this simple recipe the perfect changeup to your burger routine.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 3 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 Whole yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • salt

  • salt

  • kosher salt

  • 2 Pound ground chuck, 80% lean

  • pepper

  • cheddar cheese

  • Buns, Slider

  • shredded iceberg lettuce

  • caramelized onions

  • mayonnaise

  • ketchup

  • mustard

Steps

  • 1

    For the Caramelized Onions: Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large sauté or frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until the onions start to caramelize and break down.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

    • 2 Whole yellow onion, thinly sliced

    • Pinch salt

  • 2

    Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the onions are very brown and sweet, about 25-30 minutes in total. Taste, adding more salt if necessary. Use immediately, or allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
    Ingredients
    • To Taste salt

  • 3

    To make the burgers: Add 2 tsp of kosher salt per pound of meat, and 1/2 tsp of ground pepper per pound (if you prefer less salty food, reduce to 1 tsp per pound). Using your hands, gently mix the ground beef to incorporate the salt, making sure not to overwork it.)
    Ingredients
    • To Taste kosher salt

    • 2 Pound ground chuck, 80% lean

    • To Taste pepper

  • 4

    Shape the beef into 2 to 3 oz burgers. Brush on both sides with a small amount of the remaining oil.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 5

    When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 6

    Place the burgers on the grill, cooking for 2-3 minutes, then flipping and cooking an additional 2-3 minutes until you reach the desired doneness. If using cheese, add the cheese when the burgers are flipped.
    Grill Icon
    Grill500 ˚F
    Ingredients
    • cheddar cheese

  • 7

    Allow the sliders to rest for a few minutes to ensure the juices are evenly distributed. While burgers rest, add the buns to the grill and cook with the split side down for 1-2 minutes to toast them.
    Grill Icon
    Grill500 ˚F
    Ingredients
    • As Needed Buns, Slider

  • 8

    Garnish burgers with the caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, and other condiments. For fun, sprinkle Traeger Summer Shandy Rub into the mayonnaise, or use Traeger BBQ Sauce instead of ketchup. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • As Needed shredded iceberg lettuce

    • As Needed caramelized onions

    • To Taste mayonnaise

    • To Taste ketchup

    • To Taste mustard

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