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margherita rib eye sliders

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Mary Shivers
Ada, OK

Margherita pizza? Rib eye steak? This recipe combines both in an easy-to-make and delicious slider that is a perfect game day or party food.

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Wow - big flavor in a small slider. It really is a blending of a fresh Margherita pizza crossed with a juicy rib eye. The combination of fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella is perfection. Mayonnaise mixed with the Parmesan adds a nice creamy texture with a little bit of savoriness. This slider is hearty, juicy and good to the last bite!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For margherita rib eye sliders

  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated aged Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 2
    3/4-inch thick rib eye steaks, well trimmed (8-10 oz. each)
  • 1 tsp
    fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    finely minced fresh garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil, divided use
  • 1 md
    onion, sliced into 1-inch thick slices and separated into rings
  • 8
    slider buns, split
  • 8
    thin slices mozzarella cheese (3-inch square)
  • 4 sm
    plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 16
    basil leaves

How To Make margherita rib eye sliders

  • Mayonnaise, cheese, and spices mixed in a bowl.
    Stir mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and seasoned salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Sprinkling steaks with salt, pepper, and garlic.
    Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt, pepper, and garlic. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Rings of onions cooking in a saute pan.
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat. Add onion rings. Cook each side for 4-5 minutes until edges blacken.
  • Cooked onions draining on a paper towel.
    Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Rib eye steaks cooking in a skillet.
    Add remaining tablespoon of oil to skillet. Add steaks to oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or to desired doneness.
  • Rib eyes resting on a cutting board.
    Remove to a cutting surface and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Toasting buns in a skillet.
    Meanwhile, remove most of oil from skillet using paper towels. Heat skillet again to medium high heat. Place split sides of buns in skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes until toasted.
  • Adding mayonnaise mixture to buns.
    Spread buns with mayo.
  • Mozzarella cheese placed on top of bun.
    Immediately add a mozzarella slice to each bun bottom.
  • Rib eye steak sliced on and placed on bun.
    Thinly slice steaks into 4-inch long slices and divide onto cheese slices.
  • Onion rings placed on top of steak.
    Cut onion rings in half and divide onto steak slices.
  • Basil and tomatoes placed on top.
    Top each with 2 slices of tomato and 2 basil leaves.
  • Close up of rib eye sliders.
    Add bun tops. Serve immediately. Serves 4.