Two Bite Burgers

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Lean ground beef is made into small patties for sliders and then served with a trio of different toppings.


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Serves:

8 Servings

Prep:

40 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

BURGERS:

1 lb
ground beef
9
small whole wheat hamburger or slider buns; split, divided
1/4 c
minced onion
1
egg white
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper

MANGO PINEAPPLE SALSA:

1/2 c
finely diced ripe mango
1/3 c
finely chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 c
finely chopped tomato
1 1/2 Tbsp
finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh mint
1 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp
salt

SPICY CARAMELIZED ONIONS

1 Tbsp
olive oil
3 c
thinly sliced yellow onion
2 to 3 medium
red peppers or green jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced or 6 baby sweet red bell peppers, thinly
1/2 tsp
cumin
salt (to taste)

CREAMY YOGURT FETA SAUCE:

1/2 c
plain greek yogurt
1/4 c
crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbsp
minced onion
1 tsp
chopped fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Tear one hamburger bun into pieces. Place in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs.
2
Combine ground beef, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, onion, egg white, garlic, salt and pepper in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into eight 1/2- inch thick mini patties.
3
Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9 to 10 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees F, turning occasionally. About 1 to1/2 minutes before burgers are done, place rolls, cut sides down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted.

Serve burgers in buns with any of the topping variations, as desired.
4
Mango-Pineapple Salsa:
Combine mango, pineapple, tomato, jalapeno pepper, mint, lime juice and salt in small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Makes 1 cup
5
Spicy Caramelized Onions:
Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add yellow onion and red or green jalapeno peppers or sweet red bell peppers. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Cook 15 to 18 minutes or until onions are very tender and golden brown, stirring frequently. Season with salt, as desired.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
6
Creamy Yogurt-Feta Sauce:
Combine Greek yogurt, feta cheese, onion and oregano in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Makes about 3/4 cup
7
Tip: To broil burgers, preheat broiler. Place burgers on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat element. Broil 9 to 10 minutes to medium (160°F ) doneness, turning the burgers once. Place buns, cut sides up, on broiler pan so surface is 2 to 3 inches from heat element. Broil 45 to 60 seconds or until lightly toasted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American