Sweet Cherry Sliders

Debbie Reid


If you are looking for a slider that is different than your standard run of the mill variety, this is the slider for you. It is packed with a variety of flavors that all meld together and complement each other so well. The recipe is written for preparation on a grill, but can easily be cooked indoors.

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12 oz
ground chuck
6 oz
hot italian sausage, casing removed
1 tsp
kosher salt, divided
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
6 Tbsp
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
minced and 1 1/2 cups halved frozen sweet cherries, thawed, divided
2 Tbsp
6 Tbsp
minced sweet onion
1 1/2 tsp
balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 oz
bleu cheese, crumbled
6 oz
chipotle gouda cheese, thinly sliced
slider rolls, split
1/2 c
baby greens
vegetable oil to grease grill

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat grill to medium heat.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground chuck, Italian sausage, 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Form into 6 patties, making them slightly larger than the rolls. Place onto a large plate, cover and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and minced cherries, set aside.
Place a medium skillet onto side burner of grill. Add butter and melt over medium-low heat. Add in the onions and remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and cook until softened, approximately 4 - 6 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, cook for 1 minute. Add in the halved cherries and continue to cook until heated through, approximately 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in bleu cheese; set side.
Lightly grease grill with vegetable oil. Place sliders onto grill and grill for 2 minutes, flip sliders over, top evenly with chipotle gouda cheese and continue to cook until sliders are cooked through and cheese has melted, approximately 2 more minutes. While sliders are cooking, place rolls, cut side down, around grill and lightly brown.
To assemble, place roll bottoms onto work surface, evenly spread with cherry/cream cheese mixture, top with baby greens, a slider, cherry/onion mixture, then the roll top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American